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That Word Cheerfulness
by William Makepeace Thackeray
What indeed does not that word cheerfulness imply?
It means a contented spirit;
it means a pure heart;
it means a kind, loving disposition;
it means humility and charity;
it means a generous appreciation of others,
and a modest opinion of self.
If 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.
Poems of Encouragement
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2008
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
Poet: Julie Fletcher Carney
Little deeds of kindness,
little words of love,
help to make earth happy
like the heaven above.
Poems About Happiness
Poet: Alice Cary
Some days must needs be full of gloom,
Yet must we use them as we may;
Talk less about the years to come.
Give love, and labor more, today.
Poems About Helping Others
Stick It Out
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.
Poems About Failure
Poet: Edgar Guest
For Age is not alone of time,
or we should never see
Men old and bent at forty
and men young at seventy-three.
To You, From Me
Poet: Jaymac, © 1994
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!
Short Love Poems
The Superior Man
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.
Poems About Winning
Margaret E. Bruner
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.
Make Hay While The Sun Shines
Day by Day
Poet: George Klingle
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.
Poems About Strength
Genius I Met
Poet: Jaymac, © 1988
Genius I met the other day
He looked at me and walked away
What did he see, thought I with frown,
Fellow genius or happy clown?
I laughed, then, at my own self-folly
(And safe beneath my humour's brolly)
I walked with lightsome feet grown free
By the happy clown I strive to be!
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.
Poems About Life
Poet: Amelia Earhart
Courage is the price
that life extracts
for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not,
knows no release
from little things.
How Sweet To Hear
Poet: John McLeod, © 1989
How sweet to hear in evening's hush
A song-thrush caroling its joy,
When sunset paints its carmine blush
And day's dull straws no more employ
The mind, and as one's rest draws near
A few quiet moments linger yet
To count rich memories so dear . . .
The love of Life one can't forget!
The Power Of Little Things
Poet: Francis Ridley Havergal
The memory of a kindly word for long gone by,
The fragrance of a fading flower sent lovingly,
The gleaming of a sudden smile or sudden tear.
The warm pressure of the hand. the tone of cheer.
The note that only bears a verse from God’s own Word: —
Such tiny things we hardly count as ministry.
The givers deeming they have shown scant sympathy;
But when the heart is overwrought. oh, who can tell
The power of such tiny things to make it well!
One Can Make A Poem . . .
Poet: Jaymac, © 1990
One can make a poem out of anything,
Once when I was little (before I was big that is),
(Well I really wasn't that little, - but what I
mean is, before I really was as big as I am now)...
Well anyway, before I was big
I wrote a little poem about what it would be like
To be big.
As it turned out the little poem became a very big poem
Just like this one!
Poet: Sarah E. Sprague
"Cheer up! Cheer up!" Robin sings;
"Cheer up! Cheer up!" all day long;
Shine or shower, all the same,
"Cheer up! Cheer up!" is his song.
Poems About Laughter
Poet: Albert G. Pike
The truer life draws nigher
And its morning star climbs higher
Earth's hold on us grows slighter,
And the heavy burdens lighter,
And the dawn immortal brighter
Famous Poems About Life
Give It Away
Poet: Oscar Hammerstein
A bell is not a bell until you ring it.
A song is not a song until you sing it.
Love is your heart is not put there to stay.
Love is not love until you give it way.
Thank You Poems
My words can cheer, my words can bless,
And bring someone new happiness.
I'm careful of the words I use,
And none but good, true ones I choose.
Words To Live By
Poet: Carlotta Perry
It was only a glad "Good Morning"
As she passed along the way;
But it spread the morning's glory
Over the livelong day.
Good Morning Poems
The Kingdom of Doubt
John F Zurn, © 2019
Doubt is a worry
that winds up the mind
Doubt knows the what if
But can’t solve the why
Doubt feels the pressure
To stand and be heard
Doubt is the person
Who won’t say a word
Doubt feels uncertain
In moments of peace
Doubt finds the problems
In all that he seeks
Doubt causes anguish
If life turns to gloom
Doubt needs to give up
Before fear consumes
Doubt fills the prophet
Who speaks without truth
Doubt heeds the warnings
Of those without proof
Doubt is the kingdom
Of what might have been
Doubt can’t be open
When love comes again
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