Monday, October 15, 2012

Yes, We Can

Yes, we can
Move mountains,
But do we want to?

Yes, we can
Do anything we want,
But do we try to?

Yes, we can
Do great things,
Be great things
But are we
Doing and being?

Yes, we can
Be rich, both
Financially and spiritually,
But have we tried?

Yes, we can
See the world,
From the deserts
To the glaciers,
But do we take
The first step?

Yes, we can
Change the world,
Feed the hungry,
Bring peace into
The hearts of many,
But have we started?

Yes, we can
Live to our
Fullest potential,
But why are we not
Doing so?

Yes, we can
Be extraordinary,
But why do we
Settle for ordinary?

Yes, we can
But isn't it time
We prove that
We can?

This poem was written for the Wadadli Pen Open Mic. The theme was "Yes, We Can" Submitted to imaginary garden with real toads and dVerse Open Links


Kirt Ley said...

Kim; of course you know, I think you are a wonderful poet. Maybe you can post a video, so that I may hear your work. Please.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Between the idea and the reality falls the shadow, as Eliot reminds us..all promises fizzle out when push comes to shove. Sadly true, these words.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Brilliant! Yes, we MUST!! Loved this poem's message, very much.

Laura said...

Yes we can try, and compassionately continue trying... one person, one deed, one moment, one breath at a time... beautiful, beautiful inspiring poem.

Brian Miller said...

yes we can but then we have to get up off the couch and actually do something...otherwise it is just a catchy slogan that wont work for a second 4 years....smiles....ha...

Mary said...

So true! We can SAY we can do anything, but if we don't do it.....our words mean nothing at all. Well penned.

Margaret said...

Yes... it is time for action!

Anna Montgomery said...

I do and you're right, we must begin, and be the change.

my heart's love songs said...

a very moving and inspirational piece! great writing!

Kim or Lisa said...

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. As for a video, I'm still getting used to perceiving myself as a poet, I still have a way to go before I can have a video, LOL

Rick.Daddario said...

aloha Kim or Lisa - you point out some of the very basic issues of being human. yes, we can do all we can do. and the choice is ours which and where we place our effort and time. good things to think about, make a choice and act on. being human. very cool. aloha.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Important thoughts within this piece--well-articulated--beautiful write!