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The Key to Confidence

June 30, 2013
By dbk1098 PLATINUM, Rockville, Maryland
dbk1098 PLATINUM, Rockville, Maryland
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When I was young I was an open book
Ready to create the pages
I was fearless but, at times, naïve.

I was never vulnerable to judgment
because every soul I encountered knew the blatant truth.
And they envied me
for I held… in the palm of my hand
A shiny gold key.

The key to bliss,
treasured dreams attained,
And, most times, victory.
In my possession was the key to confidence

Now, not just anyone has the power to open the door to greatness.
It takes a remarkable human being
To accomplish this feat.

Reminiscing on those childhood moments, I wondered
What was so different?
What was I missing?

Then, in a split instant, it hit me.
Like a shimmering lit-up brick.
But it was not a brick.
The key to confidence was still,
And always will be
Mine to share.

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on Jul. 14 2013 at 7:42 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

Hi dbk! i love this poem i like how its all about unlocking the keys to cofindence. And i can totally relate to this. Although your first stanza was the best cause i liked how you reflected to when you where young. overall i loved this poem 5/5 stars way to go.