I've always known,
How great you are.
I just didn't realize,
How bizarre you are.
I say this in,
A very good way,
You're so creative,
I have to say.
You have potential,
To pursue your dreams.
Now get out there,
And explore your schemes.
Until you try,
You'll never know.
Life's too short,
To not control your show!
We all have dreams and aspirations. But, many people do not follow
their dreams, they stay in jobs they hate, they never reach their full
potential because they do not pursue their dreams. The Poet is trying
to encourage you to go after dreams, to make them a reality! Don't wait
until it is to late. Do not be one of those people who say, I wonder what would
have happened if I had . . .
The things that haven't been done before,
Those are the things to try;
Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore
At the rim of the far-flung sky,
And his heart was bold and his faith was strong
As he ventured in dangers new,
And he paid no heed to the jeering throng
Or the fears of the doubting crew.
The many will follow the beaten track
With guideposts on the way.
They live and have lived for ages back
With a chart for every day.
Someone has told them it's safe to go
On the road he has traveled o'er,
And all that they ever strive to know
Are the things that were known before.
A few strike out without map or chart,
Where never a man has been,
From the beaten path they draw apart
To see what no man has seen.
There are deeds they hunger alone to do;
Though battered and bruised and sore,
They blaze the path for the many, who
Do nothing not done before.
The things that haven't been done before
Are the tasks worthwhile today;
Are you one of the flock that follows, or
Are you one that shall lead the way?
Are you one of the timid souls that quail
At the jeers of a doubting crew,
Or dare you, whether you win or fail,
Strike out for a goal that's new?
When you’re angry,
Here’s a rule:
Take a deep breath
Until you cool.
Stop and freeze.
Just calm down.
Put on a smile
Instead of a frown.
Think of a way
Not to fight.
You’ll be glad
You did it right.
Stop! Calm down! Think!
You’ll feel better.
That’s a fact.
Only A Little
Just a little smile will cheer us
When life’s hill is very steep;
Just a kindly word will help us
When a frown would make us weep.
Just the sunshine on the waters,
Just the rainbow in the sky,
Just a little love, so little,
And its value is so high.
The Dreams Ahead
Poet: Edwin Carlile Litsey
What would we do in this world of ours.
Were it not for the dreams ahead?
For thorns are mixed with the blooming flowers.
No matter which path we tread.
And each of us has his golden goal.
Stretching far into the years;
And ever he climbs with a hopeful soul.
With alternate smiles and tears.
That dream ahead is what holds him up
Through the storms of a ceaseless fight:
When his lips are pressed to the wormwood's cup.
And clouds shut out the light.
To some it's a dream of high estate
To some it's a dream of wealth;
To some it's a dream of a truce with Fate
In a constant search for health.
To some it s a dream of home and wife;
To some it's a crown above;
The dreams ahead are what make each life -
The dreams - and faith - and love!