Author: Byron Pulsifer, © 2012
To each morning the sun does shine
When all seems like a newborn time
To dwell in laughter so much
Is only the beginning for me to clutch.
I will go out to find
Intelligent people of like mind.
To suffer or endure
Of friends who but will not do.
To look upon the earth with glee
For all beauty is in me
To grasp the clouds way up high
There is more before I die.
May I go upon the street
Never ending on my feet
Seeking out the best in others
Always to find I have more brothers.
To make a part of the world
A better place you see.
For every one I must explore
To look upon them as no one before.
To seek out and help
Others is more than joy
To be valued and respected
In all my life reflected.
All of this as said before
Makes me want to reach out more
For it is a challenge for me to reach
This is success for all to preach.
The Real Successes
Poet: Julie Hebert, © 2012
Real successes are made,
Not dropped aside your door.
They aren't a thought you made one night,
While wishing upon a star.
Real successes are thought,
To be given to only the great.
They think that they work just as hard,
And they should have that fate.
Real successes are because,
Of someone making it so.
They fight for it and work real hard,
To make their successes grow.
Real successes are envied,
And rumored on how they were made.
People can be so jealous,
And even want to betray.
But you know how real successes,
Are built with hard work and care.
You've made your way to the top,
I'm so proud to see you are there.
"Would you like me to give you
a formula for success?
It's quite simple, really.
Double your rate of failure
You're thinking of failure
as the enemy of success.
But it isn't at all
You can be discouraged by failure-or
you can learn from it.
So go ahead and make mistakes.
Make all you can.
that's where you'll find success.
On the far side."
Thomas John Watson, Sr.