Limits

Hello,

This poem is about how we all have limits on ourselves whether external or internal. They can hold us back from accomplishing the things we want or from having the kinds of relationships we want. Pop culture tells us, “Anything is possible if you just believe.” While it is good to believe your goals and ambitions are achievable, this poem challenges that mindset and tries to put it into perspective.

“Limits”

Lou had limits

There were limits on Lou

 

Sometimes what he wanted

He just couldn’t do

 

No matter how he tried

He just couldn’t push through

 

Because Lou had limits

There were limits on Lou

 

Trey saw a day

Where she had things to say

 

Where people would follow

When she Said, “Come this way”

 

Where her thoughts were important

And her opinions had sway

 

Yes, Trey saw a day

Where she had things to say

 

 

No matter who you are

There are limits on you

 

These limits will keep you

From doing what it is that you do

 

But know you can beat them

If only you try

 

If you never lose faith

And keep your head to the sky

 

But Why can’t I?

Asked a boy who was blind

 

Why can’t I see

What everyone sees?

 

There are some things in life

No effort will ease

 

I cannot try

To see shapes and colour

 

Even if I searched

I could never discover

 

If my heart’s full of faith

And I never lose hope

 

I will always stay blind

It can’t be re-wrote

 

But what I can do

Is figure out how

 

To live out my purpose

Right here and right now

 

To adapt to my limits

To the ones I cant change

 

And to do what I can

For the rest of my days

 

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