For you, this day,
A rainbow 'cross the sky,
A safe, clear way
Without the asking: "Why?"
Just simple beauty
There for all to see,
A gift of gentle love
To you, from me!
Jaymac, (c) 1994
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The way of a superior man is threefold:
Virtuous, he is free from anxieties;
Wise, he is free from perplexities;
Bold, he is free from fear.
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I found the task that I had dreaded so
Was not so difficult when once begun;
It was the dread itself that was the foe,
And dread once conquered means a victory won.
Margaret E. Bruner
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When all seems doom
Look for the good
It is in the air
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People come and people go
True friends will show
When you are low
Treasure these souls
For they are like gold
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When the road seems long
And you don't feel so strong
Don't be overwhelmed,
focus on the good
and you will see that you could
achieve your goal, finish the journey
by taking one step after another
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Past Featured Poems to Memorize:
Little deeds of kindness,
little words of love,
help to make earth happy
like the heaven above.
Julie Fletcher Carney
God broke the years to hours and days,
That hour by hour
And day by day,
Just going on a little way,
We might be able all along
To keep quite strong.
Be a friend. You don't need glory.
Friendship is a simple story.
Edgar A. Guest
"No one can help everybody,
but everybody can help somebody."
William Arthur Ward
"If a task is once begun
Never leave it till it's done.
Be the labor great or small,
Do it well or not at all."
For Age is not alone of time,
or we should never see
Men old and bent at forty
and men young at seventy-three.
Courage is the price
that life extracts
for granting peace.
The sould that knows it not,
knows no release
from little things.
If Spring came but once in a century,
instead of once a year,
or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake,
and not in silence,
what wonder and expectation there would be in
all hearts to behold the miraculous change.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Never a tear
bedims the eye
that time and patience
will not dry.
As a white candle
In a holy place
So is the beauty
Of an aged face.
I have no Yesterdays,
Time took them away;
Tomorrow may not be -
But I have Today.
Pearl Yeadon McGinnis
A house is built of logs and stone,
Of tiles and posts and piers;
A home is built of loving deeds
That stand a thousand years.
All paths lead to you
Where e'er I roam.
You are the lark-song
Calling me home!
Blanche Shoemaker Wagstaff
The inner half of every cloud
Is bright and shining;
I therefore turn my clouds about,
And always wear them inside out
To show the lining.
Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore what I can do or any
kindness that I can show to any fellow
creature, let me do it now.
Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not
pass this way again.
If you your lips would keep from slips,
Five things observe with care:
Of whom you speak, to whom you speak,
And how and when and where.
More Easy Poems:
Peace and plenty here abide,
Smiling sweet on every side;
Time doth softly, sweetly glide
When there's love at home
Forgive and forget
the mistakes people make
We’ve all fallen guilty to
giving less then we take
Share love, laughter and positive feelings
And you'll begin to see that life is worth living!
You got to sing like you don't need the money
Love like you'll never get hurt
You got to dance like nobody's watchin'
It's gotta come from the heart
If you want it to work.
Susanna Clark, Richard Leigh
Love that is hoarded moulds at last
Until we know some day
The only thing we ever have
Is what we give away.
Love is a sudden blaze, which soon decays;
Friendship is like the sun's eternal rays;
Not daily benefits exhaust the flame;
It still is giving, and still burns the same.
And many a failure turns about
when he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
you may succeed with another blow.
The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to the ocean -
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition
I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks,
And what a wave must be.
But kindly, gracious deeds abide,
Their wealth will not depart;
Their flowers of joy are multiplied
In gardens of the heart.
Charles Russell Wakeley
You love the roses - so do I. I wish
They sky would rain down roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush. Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on. They would fall as light
As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be
Like sleeping and like waking, all at once!
If you are planning for a year,
If you are planning for a decade,
If you are planning for a lifetime,
Chinese Words of Wisdom
If you knew the little fingers,
pressed against the window pane,
would be cold and stiff tomorrow,
never trouble us again,
would the bright eyes of our darling
catch the frown upon your brow?
Would the prints of rosy fingers
vex us then, as they do now?
Harsh words, like chickens, love to stray
but they come home to rest each day.
If you have angry words to say-
stop and think!
Heather K. Barclay
Hast thou a friend? Thou has indeed
A rich and large supply,
Treasure to serve your every need,
Well managed, till you die.
Wouldst shape a noble life? Then cast
No backward glances toward the past,
And though somewhat be lost and gone,
Yet do thou act as one new-born;
What each day needs, that shalt thou ask,
Each day will set its proper task.
Memorize this poetry:
Underneath whatever skies
Love looks in love-returning eyes,
There are the bowers of Paradise.
Because I feel that, in the Heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother"
Edgar Allan Poe
Here’s a sigh to those who love me
And a smile to those who hate;
And whatever sky’s above me,
Here’s a heart for every fate.
Speech after long silence; it is right,
All other lovers being estranged or dead,
Unfriendly lamplight hid under its shade,
The curtains drawn upon unfriendly night,
That we descant and yet again descant
Upon the supreme theme of Art and Song:
Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young
We loved each other and were ignorant.
William Butler Yeats
There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Laugh a bit and sing a song,
Where they are there's nothing wrong;
joy will dance the whole world through,
But it must begin with you.
Persist and persevere
Do not fear
Because if you believe in you
You will find dreams can come true.
This world that we're a-livin'in
Is mighty hard to beat;
You git a thorn with every rose,
But ain't the roses sweet
Frank L. Stanton
What a wonderful way
for a day to begin
When a door swings wide and
a friend says, "come in"!
Aim for a star, and keep
your sights high!
With a heartful of faith within,
Your feet on the ground,
and your eyes on the sky,
Some day you are bound to win!
Helen Lowrie Marshall
I have only just a minute,
just sixty seconds in it;
forced upon me - can't refuse it;
didn't seek it, didn't choose it;
but it's up to me to use it.
I must suffer if I lose it,
give account if I abuse it,
Just a tiny little minute,
but eternity is in it.
There is no more human quality for me
than the jewel of abiding loyalty,
for when crafty fair-weather friends stray away
the one who remains loyal sustains my day.
For every evil under the sun
There is a remedy or there is none.
If there be one, try to find it;
If there be none, never mind it.
From Mother Goose
No man is born into the world, whose work
Is not born with him; there is always work,
And tools to work withal, for those who will:
And blessèd are the horny hands of toil!