For All the Times You Hear “I Can’t”

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For all the times you hear “I can’t”

Stop for a moment and consider the ant

watch how steadily and diligently he moves

to carry up to 3 times his weight over hills and grooves

you won’t hear him whimper or complain

but slowly, slowly he keeps his pace

no matter how small each item seems

it all adds up in the greater scheme

For all the times you hear “I can’t”

Consider still the smallest plant

that starts as a seed buried underground

concealed in darkness it can’t be found

yet diligently it extends its roots

then out from the ground one day it moves

just a little glimpse of green but everyday

you’ll see the plant growing in the sun rays

For all the times you hear “I can’t

Consider this little chant

“I can, I can, and yes I will

onward I’ll tarry across rivers and uphills

until I’ve reached the end of the race

I can, I will for all my days.”

You can, you will, upward, onward still!

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