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When people doubt that I will succeed
It don’t dissuade me from chasing my dreams
And cast out doubts of my skills and abilities
Feelings of unworthiness and insecurity
And learn to love me
Because I still believe

When I’m feeling anxious or when my faith is tested
And don’t feel like my prayers are being answered,
I don’t lose hope and patiently await for God to answer me
Because I still believe

When things look bleak
Due to a debilitating disease or disability that may limit me
I won’t let it defeat or hinder me
But strive to beat the odds
And keep my eyes on the prize
Because I still believe

And when my happiness is interrupted
When I suffer losses and disappointment
I maintain my joy and peace
And triumph over tragedy
Because I still believe

And though my heart was once broken
I’m open to find love again
Because I still believe

You can achieve or be anything you aspire to be if you just believe

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Raheem "Pheed" Wilcox

Raheem “Pheed” Wilcox is a writer and poet incarcerated in New Jersey. He writes to inspire people and strives to be the best version of himself. He is currently pursuing a liberal arts degree at Raritan Valley Community College.