What I Know

By: Skylar Coons

Tenacity is vibrant,

finding strength to move on.

Ignore the voices in my head,

it’s OK to be strong.

Strength is measured

by the steps I can take,

to carry through the hardships

and learn to accept mistakes.

Mistakes are human

there is no way around them.

The more mistakes I make,

the easier it is to get up off the ground.

Falling can be cataclysmic

but I can’t feel the pain.

As long as I am human

I can learn to get back up again.


A version of this post originally appeared in “Tenacity” The Teller October 2019 Issue #7

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