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Can I Be Better? | Poem

Updated on April 29, 2014
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Growing as a kid

Born into an average family

Curiosity played its path as it calls

Empowering me to know more

But when deficiency fashioned a hurt

I begin to question

Can I be better?

Success is sweet

Seeing an outstanding result

Make me image how great I can be

It also fires up my body, even my spirit into juggling

But when failure generates a pause

I begin to question

Can I be better?

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Standing after a major fall

Is the expectation from all that lives

And it fortifies against all ordeals

Giving a shock-absorber as of a backbone

But when scar multiplies

I begin to question

Can I be better?

Opposing stain with effective good report

Can tag one as becoming unbeatable

A letter for generation to read

And also a pride to ones creator

But when frustration/depression creeps in

I begin to question

Can I be better?

Believing in oneself

Is a defence against opponent?

And a shield that promotes victory

Presenting a hidden giant

But when negativity is allowed to rule

I begin to question

Can I be better?

Challenges; A must, because it’s everywhere

It spurs us into enhancement

Squeezing the precious juice from our lives

But negativity if not combine with positivity Entraps; So why all the troubles

Now, I understand

I can I be better

Abba Elijah also known as elijagod (elija_god)

© 2014 Abba Elijah aka elijagod


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  • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

    Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    So very truth. Especially if we stick to our faith and are true to ourselves and the Lord.

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    Abba Elijah aka elijagod 3 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

    Thanks kj force, Always Exploring , Ericdierker and BlossomSB for all your profound comment to this hub (poem).

    I really appreciate it.

    Yes, whether we know it or not, believe it or not, there is always a room for improvement in man.

    But it can not be archived without pertinacious (extremely willful) attitude.

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    Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

    A really great theme expressed so well. It reminds me of the old saying:

    Good, better, best

    Never let it rest

    Until your good is better

    And your better best!

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    Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    That is one of my morning prayers: I can, I will, I shall do better today Lord, with your help.

    You captured it with enchantment, thank you

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

    A positive attitude is a winner. You are a winner! Great write....

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    kjforce 3 years ago from Florida

    abbaelijah...loved your thoughts with this hub...I call it questioning the questions....know what..WE CAN ALL be and do better...but it takes determination, responsibility and a desire, and most people figure it's too much like work...Great job....kj