Rick the bird | a limerick

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.

Jim Rohn
There once was a bird by the name of Rick
Whose skill in singing was very weak.
One-day he was tasked to sing
By the bird who was the king
But unfortunately Rick could only speak.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

a buzzing bee #1

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

Pablo Picasso

there once was a buzzing bee
who a bee did not want to be
for he disliked being busy
and just wanted to be lazy
so from his hive he did flee.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

An Early Bird

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama

Once, in a small village there lived a man named Shaun.
That always awoke, early before the dawn.
So he could catch worms like an early bird.
Without anyone spying and thinking him absurd.
For eating worms before he began to yawn.

© 2020 The Poets Peace

stealing from a baby

Struggle is a part of life. Learning to struggle well is a reward in itself.

Zat Rana


Once upon a time. A youth in his prime
Lived in a city so divine. That he--
Grew to be bored and became bold--
Enough to rob a boy, not even a year old--
Of his toys. Yet failed in committing such an easy crime.

© 2020 The Poets Peace