Poetry – I do not accept the limits – a poem of hope

Poetry – I do not accept the limits – a poem of hope

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I do not accept the limits

There are no rules. We make life up each and every moment.

All we have are habits and a heritage that we must pick from. Yet, with intelligence and personality, we can choose whatever path presents. We do not have to tread the well-trodden route.

There is nothing we cannot try. There is no way of knowing where a new path leads. That is how we discover new places.

If we try we might just succeed. There are no limits to what can be achieved if we but try.

We make our own limits, usually well within our scope. It is best to reach further even if we fall.

We are all building a new future.

There is a part to play.

Who is holding back?

 

I do not accept the limits

 

I do not accept the limits of my life.

Why should I?

There are no rules.

 

To push the boundaries

Is just part

Of what makes up

This pack of tools.

 

I dream of the impossible;

To create

A panacea

Fit for fools.

 

Opher 14.4.2016

These are my six books of poetry. They are available as paperback or on Kindle from Amazon – all for under £5 for a paperback.

They are not conventional poetry books. They are like you find on my blog with a page of explanatory prose followed by the poem. The prose is as important as the poem to me.

Codas, Cadence and Clues – £4.97

Stanzas and Stances

Poems and Peons – £4.33

Rhymes and Reasons – £3.98

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rhymes-Reason-Opher-Goodwin/dp/1516991184/ref=sr_1_28?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460882443&sr=1-28&keywords=opher+goodwin

Prose, Cons and Poetry – £4.60

Vice and Verse – £4.15

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5 thoughts on “Poetry – I do not accept the limits – a poem of hope”

            1. I think the best way was to teach them about empathy and consequences so that they could set their own limits and understand the reasons to limit their own actions. That was always better than unexplained rules.

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4 thoughts on “Poetry – I do not accept the limits – a poem of hope

  1. Thanks for the empowering reminder, Opher! We all need that, from time to time. The “limits” are cognitive constructs which are really no good at all. Life is about creating one’s self and not succumbing to the categories and expectations of others.

  2. I used to hope, but have given hoping up. Trumpism has drained my hope. We are lost and respective of our views, there’s no coming back from this “societal Sadism” that defines Trumpists and Trumpism. I can only wish others, elsewhere, better luck.

    1. We’ve got it here just the same. Brexit has unleashed a wave of nationalistic madness. We’ve got racism and hate, poverty and billionaires, homelessness and food banks – and they elect the dork responsible!

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