Rik Bertrand

Rookie (18 April 1959 / Portland, Oregon)

You Are Strong Enough - Poem by Rik Bertrand

Life has got me down; my life is on the run,
I cannot see the end; I feel my life is done.
I can't see the light that they say is near,
I am falling into a hole, and my future is not clear.

I hear the voices calling; I hear them all around,
Oh the words they are saying, what a beautiful sound

You are strong enough; you are more than you can see.
You are strong enough; you can be happy and free.
Just listen to world around you, listen to your heart.
Smile a little smile for me that will be a start.

I have lost some of my loved ones, I have lost hope
I have laid down my head; I am on a downward slope.
I have cried all the tears, and I have no more give,
And there are times I have really lost the will to live.

But when I get to the point that I just can’t take no more,
I hear a voice of reason, and my heart just wants to listen

You are strong enough; you have love all around you.
You are strong enough; there is nothing you can't do.
You have friends in all corners of the world, just listen.
You will thrive, you will love, your heart, it will glisten.

These words are embedded in my soul and my heart,
These words I will use, I will never let them part.
These words are from my friends, they love me more than ever.
When I am down, these words will be my extra lever.

Dedicated to Jennifer Baker Armstrong (You are Strong Enough)
REB Nov 2011


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011



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