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

Retrieved from the Motivation app

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

The Poets Peace

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!


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 for more details.

What to do | a poem on Hedonic Adaptation

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


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

The Poets Peace

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

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

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.

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

The Poets Peace