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Why Can't I Believe In Me

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Why Can't I Believe In Me

They say that I'm not the best there is
They say I will never make it through
They judge me before I even get to try
And I wonder, will I I ever get to rise

The dug a grave for me way before my death
I'm pressed down and I can't even breath
The sun doesn't shine on those pressed under the earth
I don't exist to them, I'm as good as gone...

They have said this and will say that
They have done this and will do that
I know what matters is what's within
So why can't I believe in me?

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  1. Date: 8/8/2011 6:33:00 AM
    A great piece there Padiso. It's a little sad but the last line is so inspirational. Just believe in YOU and those who are trying to pull you down shall not discourage you but rather should keep you going strong.WELCOME to PS!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 9:36:00 PM
    Creative and interesting write, Padiso

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 10:47:00 AM
    Welcome to poetry soup, Padiso. Sometimes when the world is not for us, all we can do is encourage our self, because our life is ours to cherish.

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 9:04:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Padiso. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol