Short Poems To Inspire
Pick Your Battles
by Julie Hebert, © 2012
When I was young I was taught many things,
But there was one I always remember.
If I can't find the words to say something nice,
Than I shouldn't speak to this member.
But there are times though my life I found this hard,
And there were times I've bit my tongue.
Some people feel they can do and say what they want,
And I felt they should have been stung.
It took me many years to discover,
That this rule could sometimes be overruled.
But only for good and never for bad,
It was time these people be schooled!
To this day there are still days,
I have to sit back and let it be.
Some battles aren't worth the fight that would come,
And some people aren't either I see.
High Above The Hills
Poet: J. McLeod, © 1981
High above the hills and dales
A white dove soars, a seagull sails
A skylark sings from altitude
Unseen, but heard below where good
And ill so often fight it out
Instilling fear, unrest and doubt
That darkens vision to confuse
So much to gain, so much to lose!
And here below I cannot fly
To be with them in azure sky
My heart cries out for freedom's way
Above the clouds of violent grey
To where in tune with skylark's song
Dismissed is pain and sufferings wrong
With seagull and with gentle dove
At one with God
In Peace and Love
Poems Are Like Roses
Poet: John McLeod, © 1989
Poems are like roses
Words laid layer on layer
To form and shape the bloom
Give colour, and perchance
A perfume distinct
From every other.
Poems can be small
Midst the denser foliage
Of the garden,
Yet, nonetheless, strive
Of a meaningful existence.
Whatever the reason for growing,
Poetry fulfils in me
The need for wonder
The sense of love and warmth
That creating a little loveliness
Thus, from the garden of my words,
I choose these flowers, for you
"Kindness is one language that any blind man can see and that any deaf person can hear."
Be Inspired by These Short Quotes
"Maintain your honour and integrity in all things."
"A great friend gives expecting nothing in return."
"Successful people have focus. They don't get easily distracted and
they ignore things that are completely unnecessary."
"Don't keep sitting in the audience of your own life.
It is time to become the star of your own show."
"There is nothing to worry much about life. God always hears
my prayers and sees my tears."
"Cheap people don't become rich, frugal people are almost always rich."
"No one has ever achieved extreme success without being
enthusiastic about taking action."
"Whatever you want the people in your life to become,
treat them that way - not the way they are."
"Recognizing and enjoying the positive things in life can help us deal
with stress better."
"A generous, thankful, joyful-in-giving spirit is a lifted spirit."
"Self-respect can protect us from society's pressures."
"Yes, accept failure but do not treat it as an outcome."
"Being the best version of yourself is the most important
aspect of your life to master."
"We are the architect of our own hurdles and we are the
makers of our own success."
"Endings are easier when you realize that there is no end."
"Understand that each crisis in life contains an opportunity, and look for it!"
"It is not enough to sing when the sun shines and the road lies level.
We must learn to sing most lustily when the light fades and the mountain
"You can't cheat time. You can't put off today what you can do
tomorrow without a cost."
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