There is no person
Who can stop me.
There is no foe
Who can derail me.

I can sense their doubt.
I can hear their words.
I can feel their hot breath on my neck.
But I will not let them take me out.

I will not be held back.
I will not be dissuaded.
I will not be prevented.
I will not be defeated.

I can see their sneers.
I can hear their taunts.
I can feel their disdain.
But I will not let them take me out.

I am full of fire.
I am full of determination.
I am ready for the fight.
And I am in it for the long haul.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews

About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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