Believe In Yourself



Believe In Yourself
By Donald James Kirby Von Koehler

You must believe in yourself to rise above mediocrity,
your soul longs to express its unique generosity.
Time has been like the turning pages of a book,
You've learned as you've aged you did what it took.
Now you realize that belief comes from within,
And you can choose to believe in your ability to win.
You must always accept and love yourself flaws and all,
Before you ever can get beyond to destiny's call.
many a hobo were millionaires in their heart,
but they lacked the belief in the talent they held.
Many a millionaire had to work hard at the very start,
when obstacles and adversities came they'd never yeild.
Every time they fell they got back to their feet again,
And pressed on knowing they were closer to the win.
We all have talents yet many have lost hope in dreams,
they pace their rooms as their soul silently screams.
Longing solutions they would find with a better view,
If only they chose a way of living that was new
looking through a different lens to get better focus,
would help them get beyond the wishy washy hocus pocus.
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Submitted on January 17, 2021

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Words 201
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Donald James Kirby Von Koehler

I was born in Buried Washington in 1965 at Burien general the rest is a blur..........okay just kidding ]:P I have always loved music I played Strawberry Fields Forever on the Drums at my 2nd grade Talent show and took 2nd place at the age of 13 I started writing lyrics at a pace of 5 to 10 an hour sometimes 25 a day- at the age of 16 I learned by ear Piano still don't read music but I have over 60 made up songs on the keyboards. I have won Poet awards in October 2006 and a couple editors awards for Caught up in the moment and There's a Part of me I got a trophy when I won for Perfect Alibi. more…

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