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
Please
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 . . . .

Alright
This is it
I must
I will
I am

Done.

bz

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful -- in every possible way.

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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"!!! ♥

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

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  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.

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

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

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  14. Perfect! I love this!

    Thanks for the reminder.

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  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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