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I May Not Be a Poet
I may not be an athlete
But that won't stop me from playing
Even if I can't score the winning goal
I refuse to sit on the sidelines.
I love the thrill of the chase.
I may not be a chef
But that won't stop me from cooking
Even if it burns and curdles
I refuse to live off a microwave.
I love to eat my own food.
I may not be a linguist
But that won't stop me from learning
Even if I speak broken Espanol
I refuse to resort to Spanglish.
I love the ability to comprehend.
I may not be a pilot
But that won't stop me from trying
Even if I end up dreaming forever
I refuse to be told it's hopeless.
I love the imaginary flight.
I may not be a star
But that won't stop me from acting
Even if I'm dreadful and forget my lines
I refuse to restrict myself to the audience.
I love the feeling of someone else.
I may not be a butterfly
But that won't stop me from talking
Even if I have trouble making friends easily
I refuse to have my social life be dictated.
I love the freedom of friends.
I may not be a composer
But that won't stop me from humming
Even if I can't really play
I refuse to do only others' music.
I love the rhythms and notes.
I may not be the hero
But that won't stop me from standing
Even if my stomach trembles and I'm afraid
I refuse to discard my beliefs.
I love when I can be brave.
I may not be a poet
But that won't stop me from writing
Even if I sound stiff or childish
I refuse to stick with fiction.
I love to know what I think.
I may not be the greatest
But that won't stop me from doing
Even if I'm completely awful
I refuse to give up because of it.
I love to move for fun.