Guts. MAG

February 8, 2018
By DrewMaharg BRONZE, Newark, Ohio
DrewMaharg BRONZE, Newark, Ohio
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It’s okay
To be afraid of the future.
No one has every single
Every single
Written down in a notebook
And even if they do
It’s most likely things don’t actually go
as they planned.
So I’ll tell you this
Its okay
To be afraid of the future,
Of the unknown that lies
Just beyond that door
To go beyond that door
Takes guts.
True guts.
I’m talkin’
Woke up an hour late, no toothbrush,
no breakfast, I’m out the door, I’m still going to school kind of guts.
Didn’t study, perplexing parallelograms and dizzying divisions, but I’m still taking that test kind of guts.
I may not be the brightest
The sharpest
The greatest
The fastest
Speaker in the world, but I’m still going
to stand in front of that class
And give my oral report kind of guts.
It’s so easy
To give up
It takes guts
True guts
To persevere
And fight.

The author's comments:

This is a spoken word poem written to be preformed in front of an audience. I wrote this to inspire anyone who may be struggling with their self esteem or social anxiety. I struggle with my own mental health and I wrote about the things I wish I could do, and how I would like to conquer my self esteem issues. 

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This article has 2 comments.

on Mar. 5 2018 at 8:18 am
DrewMaharg BRONZE, Newark, Ohio
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment
Thank you for the positive feedback! :)

on Feb. 24 2018 at 12:03 am
FireChicken PLATINUM, San Marcos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one." -Bruce Lee.

This is an awe inspiring poem. I love the simplicity of it yet its able to convey such an empowering message. And it’s not super specific (such as a personal bullying experience) so that everyone is able to actively relate to it. It’s a very beautifully crafted poem and I encourage you to continue writing poetry.
-A random high schooler ;)

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