Monday, June 20, 2016

Fathers Day


"I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers." 
                                                                                           T. D. Jakes

"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry." 
                                                                                                William Shakespeare

"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."
                                                                                            Hedy Lamarr

"A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son."
                                                                                      William Graham Sumner

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."
                                                                                                                  Jim Valvano

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mothers are Teachers


The first Teacher
Anyone can have
Is a mother

The first lessons taught
By everyone
Is by a mother

The first words learnt
By everyone
Is from a mother

The first love felt
By all living beings
Is from a mother

The first classroom is the home
Where life lessons are taught
Is promoted by a mother

The first rebuke of correction
To put a person in check
Is by a mother


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Refugees


Refugees are human beings
They are desperate for survival
They are forced to leave home
For a life you and I dream of.

Refugees are made like us
Their situation is complex
They need help and love
They deserve respect and kindness.

Refugees are brave people
They risk their lives to survive
They struggle with family and friends
Till they find a place to call home.

Refugees are among us
They need embrace and help
Anyone could be a refugee any day
Treat them as you would have them treat you.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Celebrity Setups


The theme is Fame
Made to deceive Fans
But it's all about Money
Never about Dignity

A scene is set up
For everyone to believe
A plot is made
And the prey is identified

We never realize
Until our money pays their bills
And we have been fooled
By celebrity setups

We stare and glare
At wealth and fame
Wishing to be them
Unknowningly we made them

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Real Realtionships


They come with real people
Real situations, real circumstances
Faced with love and hate
Endures joys and sadness
Overcomes fears and challenges
Sustains jealousy and heartbreaks
That is what makes them real

They avoid the public
Who has a thousand tongues to judge
What happens between them
Stays between them
Because they are real people
With real problems
Who overcome them in real ways.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Loneliness


No one deserves to be alone.
The reason all things come in twos.
A person needs to talk
To be listened to, a companion is needed

Everyone needs an opinion of another
No one knows it all
Loneliness does not fit in
Where communication exists

To walk alone
Differs from talking alone
To think alone
Varies from feeling alone

All living things
Have companions
Never isolated
To avoid loneliness.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Depression


A mental state
Where no one understands
Where life turns grey
And all colors fade
And grey becomes black
Until there is total darkness

A burden to bear
When no one can see
The weight so large
And the mind so dead
But an empty soul
Vanishing away

Does anyone notice?
How depressed a neighbor is
Or we hide our noses indoors
And avoid to relate
Until the trigger wakes us at night
To the loss of a depressed one

What would it cost you?
To ask 'Are you alright?'
And lend a listening ear
A sigh or a nod
Can save a life
And cure a depressed soul.