I can't and I can

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A short and simple about my self

I can't and I can

I can't draw 

But I can try.


I can write 

But I can't put my mind into words.


I can't sleep 

But I can dream.


I can read

But I can't create my own story from my mind and dreams.


I can't create

But I can try and keep on trying.


I can learn

But I can't enjoy that learning experience. 


I can't rhyme 

But I can still write a poem.



Submitted: October 24, 2021

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Thank you for sharing your innermost thoughts with us. It's hard to be truthful to yourself like that, but I find writing a fantastic expressive escape from this tough world we live in. You clearly do, and by writing out your thoughts you help us all. Best Wishes to You,

Sun, October 24th, 2021 9:58am


I liked this. I too sometimes feel blocked by what i can and cannot do.
What i have found that has worked for me is replace "can't" with "try"
"I can't" becomes "I've tried" and you find out if you liked it or not.

Sun, October 24th, 2021 4:05pm

Meaghan Kalena

Love this! Such a good philosophy!

Wed, October 27th, 2021 5:44pm

Kossettes Novellettes

Just trying and never giving up is enough but it is important to enjoy it. Good poem

Thu, November 25th, 2021 12:02am

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