Posted by Todd On January - 11 - 2011 6 Comments

Happy New Year! Please take a moment to read the January 2011 Poem of the Month “Obstacles” Don’t forget to leave a comment!  Have a blessed month!

~Todd Bates

I try not to write with a pen or pencil, instead I write with my soul.

I stand up to every problem sent my way and I’ve never been known to fold.

 While others are focusing in on the Bronze or Silver I have my eyes set on Gold.

 Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Almost like when you’re playing in a game and you focus on the cold.

 So keep your eyes on the prize and don’t let anyone be a distraction.

Don’t say what you’re going to do let people see through your actions.

Written by: Todd Bates

Copyright Todd Bates Enterprises LLC

January 2011 Poem of the Month

6 Responses

  1. Garret Wood says:

    Coach Todd,
    We met at the Jared Allen center today. Good poem, accept as a Decathelete/Hurdler when I read obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal, I hurdle obstacles that its probably better to keep your eyes on.

  2. Mama Owens says:

    Todd I’m so proud of you good job on this poem. Love you :)

  3. Mama Owens says:

    Good job Todd I so proud of you. Love you guy’s :)

  4. Sam Phillips says:


    I hope you continue to share your poems with us.Happy New Year to you and the family again the boys send their love.God Bless You.


  5. Sam Phillips says:


    Thank you for your words inspiration and widsom.Happy New Year to you and the family.The boys send their love

  6. Richard Haynes says:

    Awesome stuff Todd. Roll Tide. Ray Hudson told me to tell you “What’s up.” He’s in Bonifay, FL. Good luck to ya friend.

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