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Through the Eyes of a Teenager…”Transitions” a Poem Written by a Teen, Lessons for us All

A former student of mine reached out the other day via her mother to share this wonderful poem with me.  She is getting ready to graduate middle school and this poem is a wonderful analogy of the normal feelings that are associated with moving on to the next chapter in life.  I am thrilled to share it with all of our readers and I am immensely proud of the writer J.H has become. I encourage her and all our readers to continue to maximize the potential within!

May we continue to seek knowledge in all things,




Written By J. Harvey

(c) 2011


In life there will be changes,

There comes a time when everybody’s life rearranges.


For instance when you have to say farewell to friends you know,

When everything you have gone through has made you grow.


The life you have grown accustom to has suddenly changed,

No matter where you turn or look it will always seem estranged.


I wonder how fast change has to take place,

I know in my heart that I’m not in a race.


How can one say good-bye?

To the ones that have made you laugh and cry.


I know that now is time for my last year,

With the friends and teachers that I endear.


This is a transition that must run its course,

How hard it is going to be, and full of remorse.

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A Participant from One of Our ePublishing Workshops is Publishing Her First eBook at Barnes and Noble and

Melanie Osborn participated in one of our “ePublishing Workshops” this past month, and we are so thrilled for her that she has collated some of her inspiring poetry and is publishing it at Barnes and Noble and

"Weekly Inspirational Thoughts" by Melanie Osborn

We find her work to be moving and inspiring. Unlock the Teacher LLC team has no doubt that she will take her writing to amazing levels and we feel honored that she wanted to share her success with us.

Please visit her blog at and on Twitter: @me_writes

Please help us welcome her to the world of writing…

We love to promote the good and her message is nothing but good.

We wish her many blessings and may we follow her example and continue to try to maximize our potential,

Denise, Trisha and Sue

The Unlock the Teacher LLC Team

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“It Couldn’t Be Done” by Edgar A. Guest…Denise Ball’s Favorite Motivational Poem

It Couldn’t Be Done
Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.
Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it”;
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.
There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it!
This is by far one of my favorite poems.  I find it so motivational in all aspects of my life…spiritually, physically and mentally.  I am sharing it with you today in hopes that you might share it to offer hope and insight for yourself or a child in your life.
May we seek knowledge in all things,

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