October Poem of the Month

I am Bright


I am bright, there is nothing I cannot do.

Yesterday’s failures are behind me,

Tomorrow’s successes are yet before me,

And I will make today the very best day of all,

For this day begins the rest of my life.


I refuse to let others predict what I may become.

I alone hold my destiny in my own hands.

The station of my life is too precious

To give to others to handle for me.


I will aid my teacher in every way possible

To ensure that my life is on the right track.

I realize that if I want to succeed,

The first step my truly be my own.


Likewise, I realize that if I want to fail,

That, too, is my choice.

I agree that should I select to fail,

I do not have the right to take my teachers

And other people with me.


- Marva Collins