Getting started today is going to take some muscles,
like the kind you need to get through a triathlon.
Getting started today is going to take some heart,
like crawling on your knees to the top of Mt. Everest.
Getting started today is going to take a miracle,
like a bunch of miracles all tied together.
How on earth am I going to do this?
Dig deep and keep moving forward.

by Gaby, 5th grade



Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Jacob Holmes, a 7th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. The background music is “Hope” by Future World Music. Produced by Susan Phillips.

This poem is featured as part of the 2014 Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.


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