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Make Every Day Count

Make every day count
Let there be no regret
Endeavour a purpose
And never forget
That the clock ticks through life
It never will stop
Til your last breath is taken
And your legacy drops
Into the sea of the past
To be judged good or bad
Whether a life made a difference
Or was wasted – so sad
But let there be more
That each moment bring joy
Inspiration and wonder
like a child with new toy
To question; to challenge
To relax; to imbue
Every day; every minute;
Every second hold true

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Happiness

So wretched is the heart of man
Who strives to thus attain
A wealth in riches, money or
Extrinsic reward gain.

How flawed he is in searching for
Material luxuries
Summoning will for more and more
Hoping to be happy.

For such craving will only lead
To senses unfulfilled
And sours even the finest times
As such quest wrecks the thrills

For happiness cannot be sought
Cannot be chased; pursued
Yet more so is a consequence
That comes about; ensues

A quality or side effect
That resides in the flow
Of optimal experience
To leave its mark a-glow

And though perhaps it sometimes seems
Elusive at its best
Through conquest of one’s inner self
Shine rays of happiness

Based on the theory of “flow” as researched by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (2002)

The Masseuse

The masseuse at work
Conducting an orchestral symphony of melodic rapport
In rhythmic accord over the contours of flesh
As a ripple of calm serenity spreads out
Uniting the trinity of body, mind and spirit
Sweeping and swirling towards deep relaxation
As the mind laps at the shores of consciousness
The body ebbs on the tides of restoration
And the soul hums to the lullaby of tranquility
Together in sweet surrender to being

Happy Birthday NHS

Happy birthday NHS
For sixty seven years the best
Giving to each kind relief
When need arises; long or brief
With Healthcare offered free to all
To any person who may call
Alleviating pain and more
In a service for rich and poor

And now as we move on from here
Let’s uplift it and hold it dear
Respecting all who give their care
With gratitude that they are there
And pray that as the years unfold
This institution will grow old
To still serve you and still serve me
And last into eternity

  

Life’s Garden

Grow the stuff of empathy
Cultivate compassion too
Nurture love and helpfulness
Bring concord into view
To propagate a garden
In life that smells so sweet
Full of flowers and natures goodness
To grace each one you meet

  

Treat Them Right

Treat him like an object and
You’ll find he will behave
Without a heart, or mind or soul
No conscience to then pave
A way that will be of respect
Filled so responsibly
So treat him like a subject and
A human being see!

Give him a name – don’t call him boy
Don’t mark him out to jeer
Discriminate about his life
Or shout right down his ear
Don’t mock him for his family
Or comment on his worth
But treat him well and you will find
He’ll walk tall on this earth

For how we speak – how we approach
All children makes them know
Just who they are, who they can be
And where they might then go
And make a difference to their world
The way themselves they view
So Teacher, Parent or just Friend
Treat them as though they’re you!

Disability

When you have a disability
And a ‘hidden’ one at that
It’s not so much what you can’t do
That leaves you feeling flat
But the attitudes of others who
Just twist and turn the knife
With jibes and nasty comments that
Can ail and add more strife

The lack of understanding and
The fear to comprehend
The void of pure compassion or
Aversion to befriend
The cowering from all contact lest
The blame – indignity
The failure to see past the mask
Of disability

But those who stand out from the crowd
Who smile and take the time
To say hello or shake a hand
Tap out a different rhyme
That uplifts and renews all faith
In pure humanity
For smallest feats make largest steps
And mean the most you see!

English: A collection of pictograms. Three of ...

English: A collection of pictograms. Three of them used by the United States National Park Service. A package containing those three and all NPS symbols is available at the Open Icon Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)