Poet: Kate Summers, ©2017
There are times in our lives
When we are filled with strife
When the world seems against us
And we feel anything but blessed.
But when we stop and look
Or when we read about others in a book
We soon come to realize
That our problems can paralyze.
Problems can stop us from seeing the good
We look at the world and feel so misunderstood.
We need to back up and think
about a solution and the link.
We need to focus our thoughts and energy on
a solution we can implement before the next dawn.
Taking action and doing something
Is always better than just feeling the sting.
So don't let your problems stop you
Don't let your problems make you feel blue
Get up and get going
You will soon find your smile showing through!
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer ©2017
If you quit today you will never win
Don't be discouraged try again
Don't let your obstacles bring you down
Stand firm, persist and hold your ground.
Perseverance is the key, it's true
Don't give up whatever you do
Believe in yourself you will not fail
You will find your dreams soon set sail.
Have confidence and you will see
Be the best you can be
Your attitude, is your state of mind
Being positive makes life so much more kind.
Believe In Yourself
Poet: Edgar A. Guest
Believe in yourself! Believe you were made
To do any task without calling for aid.
Believe, without growing too scornfully proud,
That you, as the greatest and least are endowed.
A mind to do thinking, two hands and two eyes
Are all the equipment God gives to the wise.
Believe in yourself! You are divinely designed
And perfectly made for the work of mankind.
This truth you must cling to through danger and pain;
The heights others have reached you can also attain.
Believe to the very last hour, for it is true,
That whatever you will, you've been gifted to do.
Believe in yourself and step out unafraid.
By misgivings and doubt be not easily swayed.
You've the right to succeed; the precision of skill
Which betokens the great you can earn if you will!
The wisdom of the ages is yours if you'll read.
But you've got to believe in yourself to succeed
Don't Find Fault
Poet: John Murray
Pray don't find fault with the man who limps
Or stumbles along the road,
Unless you have worn the shoes he wears
Or struggled beneath his load.
There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt,
Though hidden from view;
Or the burden he bears, placed on your back
Might cause you to stumble, too.
Don't sneer at the man who's down today,
Unless you have felt the blow
That caused his fall, or felt the shame
That only the fallen know.
You may be strong, but still the blows
That were his, if dealt to you
In the selfsame way at the very selfsame time
Might cause you to struggle, too.
Don't be hard with the man who sins
Or pelt him with words or stones,
Unless you are sure, and doubly sure
That you have no sins of your own;
For, you know, perhaps, if the tempters voice
Should whisper soft to you
As it did to him when he went astray,
It would cause you to falter, too.
It Is Easy
Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
It is easy to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.
For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with years,
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth
Is the smile that shines through the tears.