Inspiration | an Acrostic

Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.

Albert Einstein

I take the world within. Letting it
Nourish me physically, mentally and
Spiritually. Then I
Proceed to bring without, what
I took from within.
Repeating this, each
And every single day.
Till
I can
Open myself up to the wonders of the world
No longer.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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A Cold, Cold World

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.

Harold S. Kushner

I know
that it’s a cold, cold world out here.
That even with a jacket on
you may find yourself freezing
shivering cause it’s a cold, cold world.
But I ask, that you be bold
enough to share the warmth of your light
with those who are shivering
and freezing in this cold, cold world.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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The Blogosphere | A Place

Be patient, if something is supposed to happen, it’s going to happen.

Chiara Ferragni

It’s a world on its own
In time
I’ve come to call it my home
For not only
Is it the place where my heart is
It’s also where my craft is

It’s a place
to unleash my creativity
A place to hone my craft
A place to meet and greet
And get to know people that will show
You how to wow at the wonder of life.

It’s a place to get inspired
It is my favorite place

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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Love You Forever

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

George Bernard Shaw

I will
love you, forever

I will, never
stop loving you

Even when your physical beauty
begins to fade with time
and it becomes nothing but a memory of yesterday
I will endeavor to make rhyme
my actions with my words.

And so
I will, never
ever
stop loving you

For I made a vow
that I will
love you forever.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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I’m in love, again

Believe in yourself, push your limits, and do whatever it takes to conquer your goals.

Retrieved from The Motivation app

I’m in love, again
after so many years
I’m in love again
with you, so I shed tears
of joy, cause I’m in love, again.

It’s been a while
but I’m in love again
although I risk much pain
by being in love again
I will smile a big smile
for I am in love again
with you.

With you I am in love
and although I risk much pain
I know there is much to gain
from being in love again.

So I smile a big smile
for after so many years
it’s good to know my heart
has not forsaken it’s art.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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The Universe

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Jim Ryun

The universe
is like a giant classroom
and you are but a learner
with circumstance as your teacher
and everyone else your classmate.
Even though not all of us are good academics
we should never despair
for so long as we work together
to solve our problems
the sooner we will learn
to live, our lives
to the best of our abilities.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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Life Is Not Easy

Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.

Anonymous

No one ever said ”life will be easy”
So when the going gets rough
Just remember that life is not easy
And be thankful you have a life.

When the going gets tough, just remember
No one ever said ”life will be easy”
So find a way to hang in there
For so long as you persevere
Your salvation will be near.

No one ever said ”life will be easy”
So don’t expect it to be a stroll in your hood.
Although it is hard, just know it’s good
For you that life is not easy.

It being challenging makes you stronger
So when life gets hard just remember
That life is not easy and strive to be better
For so long as you persevere, your salvation is near.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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The Path of Most Resistance

When you say yes to something unimportant, you say no to something important.

Robin Sharma

I know the path of least resistance is very easy to follow
Because challenges and tough times are never easy to swallow.
But I implore you to follow the path of most resistance
Because although the difficult road means you are never at rest
It is the one that will guarantee you perform at your brilliant best.

I know the path of least resistance is very easy to follow
That it is better to experience happiness, rather then sorrow
But if becoming better matters to you, then do be sure
To take the distance that will offer you the most resistance
As surely, it will improve your level of persistence.

I know the path of most resistance is never easy to follow
Because the path of least resistance is way too easy to swallow.
But if you ever want to be the best when faced by a test
The be sure to embrace the path that offers the most resistance
For it will to your inner power bring you into existence.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

Hi guys. Today’s poem was inspired by chapter 20 in Robin Sharma’s bestseller, The Greatness Guide. I’ve been taking it a chapter a day for the last few weeks since the lock-down began and i’m glad to say it’s been a good motivational read. It certainly lives up to its shine as a bestseller. But me, i wouldn’t sell it for the world.

In light of the chapters’ theme, i’m curious to know about times in your life when you found yourself in tough times, that put you under pressure and led to you becoming stronger then you were.

Beauty is in the eyes of the Beholder

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Well, i guess that age old adage must be true
Cause every time i look at you I’m filled with wonder

This explains why I’m always perplexed and left to ponder
When no one stares at you the way i do
That beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

So when nobody else looks at you i always wonder
If there is something wrong with me
Cause every time i look at you I’m filled with wonder

But nobody else’s mind seems to wander to places far
When they look at you, which gives me a clue
That beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

Else why does my beating heart sound louder than the thunder
When i set my sights on you? I guess it’s be-
Cause every time i look at you I’m filled with wonder.

I’m an avid chess player, so unless i made a blunder
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with me, so i guess it must
Be true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Cause every time i look at you I’m filled with wonder

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

When your palms are sweating
And your tummy is aching
Because you are scared, of doing something
Feel the fear and do it anyway
Its good for your mental psychology.

When you are scared
Of doing something
Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Acknowledge your sweaty palms
And calm your aching tummy
With the knowledge that
Its good for your mental psychology
When you feel the fear, but do it anyway.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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Good day guys! I’m glad you made it to my blog and grateful you read this post to the end. Sure it’s not long but you’d be surprised by how many people don’t actually finish reading what they started regardless of its length.

Today’s post was inspired by a post on Jamie’s blog (recycleyourpain.art.blog/). Jamie’s writing is not just inspiring, its also very insightful so be sure to check his blog out.

Once again, thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week

My Motivational Mantra

The ordinary focus on what they’re getting. The extraordinary think about who they’re becoming.

https://motivationgrid.com/43-awesome-rare-quotes-to-make-you-get-off-your-ass/
Like an arrow aimed at its target
I am headed straight for success.

Nothing can halt me in my progress
For i know that obstacles will bar my way
And that struggles will leave me with many a scar
But I am a visionary, So I can clearly see far
Into my future of becoming a star
That shines the light of its positivity
In this dark world filled with negativity.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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More then the sky blue

Just like the blacksmith hammers the gallant knights sword into shape.

Tough times batter me into becoming better.

Lazarus Shatipamba

Do you know what it means for a poet to love you?
Even when your lipstick's smudged and your makeup's dry
He will love you as much as birds love the sky blue.

Tell her, the poet loves you much more then lies the true
When stupid cupid comes around to ask you why
You don't know what it means for a poet to love you.

When your friends come by your house to ask for a clue
How much the poet loves you, without even a try-
Tell them he loves you more then the sky loves its blue.

Say that the poet loves you many times, not a few
When they ask you to answer quick and on the fly
"Do you know what it means for a poet to love you?"

Tell all the people of the wide world the poet loves you.
Even when your own self love does begin to die
He will love you more then the judge loves what is true.

When potential suitors ask if you have a clue
In a voice that's very deep and volume high
"Do you know what it means for a poet to love you?"
Tell them he loves you more then birds love the sky blue!

© 2020 The Poets Peace

The Shining Star

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.

Warren Buffet

Oh! What can ail thee, shining star in the sky?’
That have watched over me from a place afar;
With your wandering eye, there were the birds fly,
Way up high in the sky to hide from the war.

For many years have I been bright in the night.
Whilst watching over the warm earth with my eye,
I have seen many a thing has dimmed my light.
Such as when you humans make each other cry.

For many years have I watched you from afar.
And even from here I hear sounds as men die,
Rippling through the still air into my ear.
Making me cry as tears with my eye I spy.

And just as men get wounds fighting in the war.
And get nasty scars that cling to them for life.
So has this shining star been wounded with scar,
By what he saw that cut him like a sharp knife.

And so, this pain I gained in my side;
Is what ails a shining star in the sky,
At night when his light is not so bright.

© 2019 The Poets Peace

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You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Christopher Columbus
I am the wind that blows.
The river that flows.
And the mind that knows
How all this really grows.
Born from nothing
I permeate everything.
From the essense of your ring
To that of bees that sting.
Never made,
Hence i will never fade.
Though made into a blade
I will certainly degrade.
Out of time i stand
So my dreams never end.
Even when buried beneath sand
I am able to transcend.
I am the hand
That shapes the land.
The lad that does not understand
The concept of being grand.
My breath, stirs the trees
That sway with graceful ease.
Though i may be on my knees
I know i shall never cease.
I am the wind that blows.
The river that flows.
And the mind that knows
How all this really goes.

Lazarus Shatipamba

© 2020 The Poets Peace

Playing with idioms and phrases | Lazarus Shatipamba

Hello there, as always, thanks for visiting my blog. I’m always delighted to have you here. Today I’m reblogging a post I published on the Go Dog Go Cafe a while back.

Go Dog Go Café

Courage is grace under pressure.

Ernest Hemingway

Have you ever killed two stones with one bird?
Most folks wouldn’t even dream of such a thing, but not me.
You’ll probably find this hard to swallow
But I did it more than a million times already.
Of course, it wasn’t easy at first
But eventually, I got the feel for it.
Now doing it is such a work in the park
That I can do it with my eyes closed.

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Courage

You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.

Retrieved from the Motivation app

Courage
is a beating heart
which knows it will stop
beating one day, yet it still continues
beating, bravely away inside a chest
which serves as its place of rest.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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Dear COVID-19

Hi guys! Although restrictions in some countries have eased up, most of us are still feeling the effects of the Covid19 pandemic.

Which is why I’m sharing this motivational poem by Anabel ( aka Lebana). I hope that it’s message resonates with you as it did with me.

If it does, then head on over to her blog. There, I’m sure you’ll find something to feed your creative and intellectual hunger

Lebana's Journal

Greetings from the Philippines! Thanks for checking in!

COVID-19 has affected the lives of millions all over the world. We have been bombarded for months and the battle still continues. This time, I crafted a short poem about the general situations we are now in and how we must deal with it. If COVID had a face, I would definitely sting it. Enjoy, lovelies!

DEAR COVID-19

In the midst of nowhere you arose,

Like a thief in the soundless night.

Unlocked entrances are now closed.

The world is enveloped with fright.

Your poison lingers everywhere.

Waiting for a susceptible target.

Both old and young hide in scare.

No one can escape your threat.

So children stay in their houses.

Instead of drifting under the sky,

They switched to online cruises.

How they wish they could fly!

Assertive smiles and joyful faces,

Instantly vanished when you came.

The usual busy and…

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Thought For The Day: July 8, 2020 “The Choice Is Yours”

Hi, as always thanks for visiting. I’m very delighted you made it. To read check out this inspiring post by Cat that reminds us to choose happiness over sadness. That we can control our emotions…

The Desert Path

Happy Wednesday,

Happiness is a choice and a state of mind. We don’t need a reason or an excuse to be happy and we don’t need to rely on others to make us happy either. The key lies in learning not to take everything personally. Remember that the negativity of others is rarely ABOUT you it’s the fact that they have “stuff” going on in their lives and quite often misery loves company. Don’t let others drown your spark of happiness.

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Culpable For My Own Demise

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.

Katharine Hepburn

Today, I take the time out to apologize to myself. I realize now that I was culpable for creating my own downfall. Liable to looking at life through the lens of negativity, it’s not a wonder suffering became my reality. I see now that my thinking kept me down. Never pondering nor questioning my thoughts I became a man with a brain he never uses, to gain wisdom will keep him from pain. My ignorance has cost me my innocence, but I’m glad it wasn’t in vain, because at least now I have the common sense to use my intelligence. ~ Laza

Hi there, thank you for reading my post. In case you’re wondering today’s post was inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). Today’s word was ‘culpable’.

You too can participate in the challenge if you want to. Just check out https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/79388113/posts/2797133890/ for more details.

What to do | a poem on Hedonic Adaptation

When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.

Anonymous

What to do
When you hedonic-ally adapt
To the things you love to do?

What to do
When the things you love to do
Have already been mapped by your mind?

What to do
When like a robot you are no longer inspired
By the things you do, because they’ve become automatic?

Do you stop
Doing what you love to do?

Or do you do
What you love to do, differently?

Oh! tell me
What to do
To stop myself from getting used
To the things I love to do.


Lest they become automatic
And I no longer have to be inspired by them.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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Life can be beautiful and it can be ugly

If you are offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.

Sheryl Sandberg

Life
can be beautiful
and it can be ugly
depending on what you think

Life
can either be beautiful
or it can be ugly
depending on your mind-state
your life can be full of sunshine and clear blue skies
or it can be plagued by rough winds
that blow you into unwanted territory.

Life
can be beautiful
and it can also be ugly
so if you want your life to be beautiful
and not ugly
then do start cultivating your mind
so that only beautiful thoughts will find
themselves growing in it.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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