Life is good! Life is inspirational!

Inner Qualities

If you want to impress me
Reveal the unseen
A heart of compassion
A mind that is keen
A will to do better
A focus on care
With hard work; integrity
All thrown right in there

And be kind and be graceful
Be accountable too
In all that you say
And in all that you do
And over all else
Past the big house and fast car
Know that it’s what is within
That shows me just who you are

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On The AF Highway

On the AF Highway
It’s a battle; it’s a pain
For though this vehicle’s moving quickly
It’s inconsistent all the same
For one minute it is speeding
Then the ABS kicks in
Before cruise control takes over
And another bout begins

And as such the fuel is guzzled
Using up all energy
Going up and down the gears
With lights flashing constantly
As the electrics get all fizzy
And the highway seems to spin
Hitting traffic jams and road blocks
In race you’ll never win

 

Wonder

I wonder as I wander
What wonders I will see
A wandering in wonderment
Midst wonderful country
A wonderwork to wonder on
Whilst wandering about
For a wonder, it’s a wonderland
Without a shade of doubt!

It must be lovely to go through life
Without accepting blame
Taking no responsibility
Exhibiting no shame
For the mistakes and the mishaps
That happen to us all
But maybe that is what will be
Your own biggest downfall

For the reality is as humans
We slip up and are flawed
For built into our psyche
Is an ‘oopsie button’ clause
That’s supposed to see the blunders
That are part of human life
And then press the reset button
To save us further strife

And thus by such acknowledgement
We learn when we go wrong
Take heed of our mistakes and then
Before too very long
We stretch the ‘sorry’ muscle
And grow in character
To learn life’s harder lessons
And improve on who we are

Where Were You?

When I needed you, where were you?
Where were you at that time
When the world seemed big and scary
And nothing seemed sublime
And where were you in the moment
When I reached out for a hand
When my heart was sad and lonely
Depressed; in sinking sand

Where were you for those seconds
When your brightness would have brought
The sun back; warm and shiny
When I felt so damned; distraught
And where were you when I called out
So desperate for a word
For a hug or reassurance
For a chance just to be heard

For now as I lay dying
As I loose the will to live
I wonder if you even cared at all
That you failed to stop and give
A minute of your precious time
A second of your day
When desperation came a calling
Yet you chose to turn away

If you are ever in this position and need someone to talk to, the Samaritans are an organisation that will listen in your moment of need.  They say “We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.”   FMI go to https://www.samaritans.org 

 

AD – After Dad

In loving memory of my Father on his birthday

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Contentment

Should life be all about happiness
Achieving that bubble of emotion
That rides the high waves of excitement
Or more so about countered contentment
Bobbing about on the ripples
Negotiating the ups and downs
With calm and measured serenity
You tell me?

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Photo by Ben Dellow (not to be reproduced without permission, 2017)