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What You Let Others Know

May 8, 2008
By Anonymous

Title: What You Let Others Know

When you wake up every morning
And plaster a smile like that on your
Then there must be a strength in you,
that is not in everyone.

When you can look in someone's eyes
And not be afraid to blink,
then there must be a truth in your
That not everyone knows.

When you can whisper and still be heard,
then there must be a song in you,
That is ready to be let out.

If you can quietly laugh
With every word you speak,
then there is a secret in you that is

If you can be absolutely sure of
without proof,
then there is a confidence in you that
cannot be destroyed.

If there is a spring in every step you take,
then there is an idea in your head that you are waiting
To tell the world about.

If there is a tear in your eye with every goodbye you say,
Then there is a love in you that will not be conqured.

When you make every possible attempt,
then there is a will in you,
that won't be silenced.

If you can accept or understand failure,
then there is no doubt
That you are willing to change
For the better.


When you can wake up with a renewed hope
Then you can challenge the world
In a way that others cannot.

This will certify that the above work is completely original
Harley J. Russum

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on Apr. 16 2021 at 10:31 am
LadyWhimsy SILVER, Edmond, Oklahoma
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This made me feel strong and hopeful about my future. Thank you for writing this you've helped show me what I can be when I wake up every morning.