Friday, September 25, 2009

I don't think I can do it . . .

                                                                Bonnie Zieman 2008

It's too hard
I don't know how
I've never done it before
I won't make it
Really . . .
Please . . . . . . .
I can't
It's too much
I'm not that strong
I'll collapse
I won't survive
Spare me
Help me
I'm so alone
This should not be
It's more than anyone can bear.

But . . . . . . . . .
If I don't . . .

Give me a moment . . .
Breathe . . . .

This is it
I must
I will
I am




  1. Beautiful -- in every possible way.

  2. It reminds me of getting an injection. :-)

  3. I love the image you created for this quotation! And the text below it...oh! how familiar it sounds!!!It takes some time in life until you reach the MUST!

  4. and we are here to bear witness X:-)

  5. :c) And isn't that how we grow?

  6. Bonnie, this is another new one to me. But OMG, how many times have I said and thought and felt that; the last time this very morning, whining that it is all getting too much and I can't do it anymore. And then I did it. Resentfully, still moaning, but I did it.
    Keep up the good work!

  7. I love the quote, and I can feel my breathing change as I read it.

    On another note, I've been thinking about the comment you left me. I feel fortunate that I found you.

  8. I can not stop looking at your "beautiful" painting and words.....but I must, will, and am!

  9. All words I have spoken at one time or another in my life. Until I was 35. And then I never said those words again. And what an amazing feeling to say "I can", "I will" "I did"!!! ♥

  10. Thank you ALL, for stopping by and taking time to comment. Much appreciated.

  11. That is beautiful, I felt that down in the pit of my heart.
    My mother always told us - "Can't never could do nothing" that saying always comes to mind when I think I can't do something.

  12. Bruce: Likewise! I really enjoy the content and the style of your posts.

  13. Beautiful painting and wonderful words to live by! Very inspiring! So much talent, woman!

  14. Perfect! I love this!

    Thanks for the reminder.

  15. Lovely, Bonnie! As we learn our confidence in childhood, the chilren's story The Little Engine That Could comes to mind with the line, "I think I can." A great mantra--thank you!


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