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A poem about trying.

By Madison NewtonPublished 2 months ago 1 min read

Competent? Careful? Creative?

Clever? Counterintuitive?


"Can" curbs capability.

"Can" crushes, "can" conquers.

Cool. Calm. Collected.

Confident. Consistent.


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About the Creator

Madison Newton

I'm a recent graduate of Stony Brook University with a degree in Environmental Humanities and Filmmaking. I love writing and storytelling, and I love sharing my work so I can continue to improve my written voice.

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  • Mohamed Jakkath2 months ago

    This poem beautifully captures the essence of trying and the importance of belief in oneself. The use of "can" as a powerful word that can both limit and unleash one's capability is thought-provoking. The repetition of "can" at the end emphasizes the message and leaves a strong impact on the reader. Overall, a wonderful piece of poetry by Madison Newton. Thank you for sharing!

  • Roy Stevens2 months ago

    That's very affirming! It would be great on a poster wouldn't it?!

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