My Own World……

September 16, 2008

Hope Abides

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Hope abides; therefore I abide.
Countless frustrations have not cowed me.
I am still alive, vibrant with life.
The black cloud will disappear,
The morning sun will appear once again
In all its supernal glory.

– Sri Chinmoy

April 16, 2008

Thank You For Being A Friend To Me

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Thank you for being a friend to me,
when needing someone there.
My failing hopes to bolster
and my secret fears to share.

Thank you for being so good to me
when it was hard to know
the wisest course to follow,
what to do and where to go.

Thank you for giving me confidence
when I had lost my way.
Speaking the word that led me through
the tunnel of the day.

Thank you for all you did and said
to ease the weight for me.
Never intruding, but there in the
background helping quietly.

Thank you not only for sympathy
in times of grief and stress;
But for all you have meant to me
in terms of happiness.

Many a lovely day we’ve known
and many a laugh we’ve had.
Thank you for being the kind of friend
that shares the good and bad.

I’d like to be the sort of friend
That you have been to me;
I’d always like to be the help
That you are glad to be.

I’d like to mean as much to you
Each moment of the day,
As you have meant,
good friend of mine,
To me along the way.

And this is just the wish somehow
That I could but repay,
A portion of the gladness
You have strewn along my way.

And could I have one wish this year,
This only would it be:
I’d like to be the sort of friend
That you have been to me.

December 27, 2007

Jack and Jill

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Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
And broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

Up Jack got
And home did trot
As fast as he could caper
Went to bed
And plastered his head
With vinegar and brown paper.

November 20, 2007

Honesty-Herbert Smith

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Cast a long shadow or everyone to see
Even your friends and loved ones
Who on your side will always be

Cast a long shadow at night when the sun don’t shine
Make it filled with truth a honesty
And you will always have peace of mind

A man about 200 years ago cast his shadow across our land
He was called the father of our country
And truth and honesty was his stand

A man about 2000 years ago cast his shadow all around the world
Today his teachings have been heard
By almost every man, woman, boy, and girl

How long do you want your shadow to be
when your time grows near?
Do you want to take it with you
OR do you want to leave it here?

– Herbert Smith

November 6, 2007

We Shall Overcome

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We shall overcome, We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day!
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

We walk hand in hand, We’ll walk hand in hand
We’ll walk hand in hand some day!
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

We shall live in peace, We shall live in peace
We shall live in peace some day!
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

The truth will make us free, The truth will make us free,
The truth will make us free some day,
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

We are not afraid, we are not afraid,
We are not afraid, today.
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

Black and white together, Black and white together
Black and white together now.
O! deep in my heart, I do believe that
We shall overcome some day!

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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