Poems and Quotes
Life’s Tug Of War
by Author Unknown
Life can seem ungrateful and not always kind.
Life can pull at your heartstrings and play with your mind.
Life can be blissful and happy and free.
Life can put beauty in the things that you see.
Life can place challenges right at your feet.
Life can make good of the hardships we meet.
Life can overwhelm you and make your head spin.
Life can reward those determined to win.
Life can be hurtful and not always fair.
Life can surround you with people who care.
Life clearly does offer its ups and its downs.
Life’s days can bring you both smiles and frowns.
Life teaches us to take the good with the bad.
Life is a mixture of happy and sad.
Take the life that you have and give it your best.
Think positive be happy.
Take the challenges that life has laid at your feet.
Take pride and be thankful for each one you meet.
To yourself give forgiveness if you stumble and fall.
Take each day that is dealt you and give it your all..
Take the love that you’re given and return it with care.
Have faith that when needed it will always be there.
Take time to find the beauty in the things that you see.
Take life’s simple pleasures let them set your heart free.
The idea here is simply to even the score.
As you are met and faced with Life’s Tug of War.
Your Love Was My Power
In school we met, you were nine, and I was ten
you let me sit with you, as no one knew me then.
As the new kid, you ensured I felt welcomed,
so pretty and popular, I never felt threatened.
Gradually our friendship, like flowers flourished
every moment I spent with you, was cherished.
When we were fourteen we went on our first date,
we shared our first kiss, you called me your soul mate.
Our love blossomed like roses nourishing on rain
when you were apart, I would dehydrate with pain.
You were so ambitious and studied for university,
so, I joined the army, whilst you earned your degree.
At twenty one, I asked your father, if we could marry,
he said no, but you rebelled, said yes, with no tarry.
We had little support, but remained by each others side,
times were hard, but we never drowned with the tide.
At twenty three, you gave birth to a beautiful baby girl,
such a precious child, more than diamonds and pearls.
Sadly, God took her away and you fell into depression,
solitude became your friend and darkness your obsession.
We tried for more children, but it was not meant to be,
doctors informed you that it was no longer a possibility.
Years of sadness followed, until at thirty, something changed,
you found the light and became strong, no longer deranged.
We decided to follow our dreams and travel world wide,
we climbed mountains, swam with dolphins, side by side.
Laughed, smiled, danced, lived with happiness and joy,
until, we were forty and cancer arrived trying to destroy.
I battled hard and fought this evil disease with your love,
every night we sat together watching the stars above.
Together we were strong, your love was my power,
we shared so many memories, but life is a fragile flower.
At fifty one we celebrated 30 years of marriage unity,
survived so many tests and lived a life of divine purity.
At seventy one, we lost so many family and friends,
life is temporary, but no one can predict when life ends.
At ninety one, I sit here, reminiscing our memories,
from when we first met – laughter and life’s miseries.
No longer are you here and the world feels so cold,
after seventy years of marriage, I have no one to hold.
I call out to God, please reunite me with my wife,
as there is not need for me to continue in this life.
You Will Never See Me Fall
by Joyce Alcantara
You may see me struggle,
but you won’t see me fall.
Regardless if I’m weak or not,
I’m going to stand tall.
Everyone says life is easy,
but truly living it is not.
Times get hard,
and constantly get put on the spot.
I’m going to wear the biggest smile
even though I want to cry.
I’m going to fight to live,
even though I’m destined to die.
And even though it’s hard
and I may struggle through it all,
you may see me struggle…
but you will NEVER see me fall.
May 18 – “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
May 22 – “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m Possible’!” — Audrey Hepburn
June 5 – “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” — Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter
June 12 – Things end. But memories last forever.
June 19 – Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.