Motivation is contagious. Inspiration is contagious. Life is about doing things together. 

Life is about pushing and encouraging others. 

A few months ago I decided to launch out into the deep and start to blog! I never knew it would turn into something I look forward to doing. I can’t stop. I will not stop. Along the way something else has happened. 

My mind continues to expand. I’ve created a few coloring books to motivate and encourage others (2 more on the way). And others have become encouraged along the way to do some writing. 

Today, I would like to share with you a poem from the past by Tanya DePieza. Tanya is my sister. I love her very much. She’s a Wwwwaaaayyyy better writer than I will ever be. She’s been writing poems for years! 

I’ve tried to encourage her to do something with them. She now is! Yes! 

I’ve been reading some of your poems. The first one I read got my attention. That is the one that I want to share with you. 

It’s called evolution…


“I can’t…”

it’s the killer of men 

of hopes and dreams;

it breaks open hearts

and tears them apart;

it’s reserved to steal, kill, and defeat.

let me repeat,

it’s reserved for defeat.

“I can’t…”

can slowly be changed

if your life’s rearranged,

when your hopes start to rise

and you push towards a prize 

so those words have no power

and in the final hour

you can reach into your soul,

continue to be bold,

and running towards the light

you find inside the strength to fight,

to hold your head to the sky

and let out a cry,

“I CAN!”

By Tanya DePieza

Look for Tanya’s book of poems called “Poems From The Past ” soon.