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The Battle Against Yourself



David Ditmars


This is my son's amazing poem about what he feels when he is nervous and insecure of himself before he plays a sport. It will help other kids who are battling the same things.

The Battle Against Yourself

The chains of doubt firmly restrain me
Imprisoning my confidence and freezing my muscles
An impenetrable forest that separates me from my talent
A seemingly unshakable impediment stands in my path

A surge of negative emotions flood my brain
Inevitable failure patiently waiting
All of my effort and practice becomes meaningless
As the chances of success dissipates into nothing

But I reassure myself a crucial affirmation
I am in complete control of my level of confidence
I confront my challenges with no emotional restraint
As I break through the barrier that stands in my path

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