Annajoy Thompson

(St. Paul, MN)

Potential


I have the strength to move mountains
If I'd only just try
I have a light that shines within me
Like the stars in the sky

I have a voice to change the nations
If I'd just take the needed breath
I have the tools to mend destruction
If I'd just take that first step

I have a joy that's everlasting
I could cheer so many hearts
I have a fire deeply burning
But I'm hiding in the dark

I have hands to feed the hungry
Yet they lie here by my side
I have the means to save a life
And yet I've never even tried

I have minutes, I have hours
I have so much time to give
But as the clicks continues ticking
I am wasting all of it

I have ambitions for the future
But my future's now my past
I want to change the world
But I'm too scared to take a chance

I have hopes for something better
But I'm dreaming now in vain
I have eyes to see the problems
Yet the evil still remains

I'm too proud to risk a failure
Though without it I'll never grow
There's so much I still hold on to
I can't seem to let it go

I'm always shy and timid
So unsure of myself
But I could change lives
There's so many I could help

There's nothing in place stopping me
No bars, no ropes, no chains
Just my own insecurity
But that's about to change

Submitted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Potential by Annajoy Thompson )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Real Of Me!, Geetha Jayakumar
  2. Smudged Black Kohal, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  3. The Journey #1, Heather Burns
  4. An Earthen Lamp, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  5. Let me love you, gajanan mishra
  6. Leah Is Safe, Heather Burns
  7. Everyday Is Poetry, Abekah Emmanuel
  8. Run little boy, Noorjehan Khan
  9. Phone Line Died, Michael McParland
  10. Athena's ire, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Anthropomorphism, Lenore Lee
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]