Because I Know I Can

How can I do it?
Because I know that I can!
I wasn't the one to say I could...
If I wasn't willing to understand.

Embarrassments I withstood.
That did not keep me,
From the challenge at hand.
I wanted this task,
To challenge myself.
I am not one,
To say I will do something.
And then sit and wait...
For an earthquake to shake,
The land before I make a stand!

How can I do it?
Because I know that I can!
I am not the one to say I could...
If I am not willing to be that man,
To do a task I did not understand.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (3)

liked the flow, and your scope, brilliant read, tops
'And then sit and wait... For an earthquake to shake, The land before I make a stand! '... loved this section. really liked the whole strength of this poem. best regards AA Gordon :)
I have a similar philosophy on life. It's almost like a mantra. Thanks.