No Refills, Thank You

May 13, 2011
By Catkinz BRONZE, Smithtown, New York
Catkinz BRONZE, Smithtown, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.


And sometimes I wish that confidence came in a can.
That I could pull it out, handy any time,
And take a scoop of it for when needed.
And I wish I could keep buying that can and have refills.
That I could overfill on it and be full.

But confidence doesn’t come in a can.
Confidence comes in square boxes of all sizes.
And sometimes that box is 10 feet tall.
And other times that box is 1 inch wide.
And sometimes confidence gets lost in the mail.

But these boxes fill up in the corner of my room.
Most of them empty but some unused.
And, when in doubt, I dig through these boxes
And find the little bit I need.
And sometimes it’s enough.
And other times it’s not.


The author's comments:
I'm a 16 year old going through the rigorous steps of trying to get into a d.1 college for soccer. I've been playing all the time and barely have time for anything else besides soccer. But sometimes it's hard to play so much when you don't have confidence in yourself. People on my soccer team are very critical and sometimes I struggle to even believe in myself. This poem reflects this struggle.

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