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November 2, 2009

The following poem was written by Gary Brogan, from Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. Gary was recently enrolled in literacy classes at the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County. He loves to write and he also likes History and Geography. Gary is honest and hard working. He has lots of good friends. His hobbies are computers and watching good videos.

Believe in yourself

by Gary Brogan

Believe in yourself.
Don’t let anybody tell you that you "can’t do it".
To believe in yourself is the key to success in your life.
To believe in yourself, you have to set your goals in life.
You have to be proud of yourself.
Don’t feel you are a failure in the way that you do things.

To believe in yourself, you have to work hard.
Sometimes you have to start over again
If you want to be successful
And get things right.

Believe in yourself.
You have to be a free person and not have a
dark shadow over your head.
Believe in yourself.
Be like a Phoenix rising from the ashes.

Believe in yourself.
Stand your ground and say, "I can do it". You are somebody important, and not just someone in the background.

Believe in yourself and you will be happy in life.

[This poem was taken with permission, from Making learning possible, December 2008, a newsletter published by the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County.]

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