On Way To Your Destination

Speak less than you know, have more than you show.

William Shakespeare

Whenever you are about to go on a journey
I know its hard not to think about your destination
but I’ll remind you to be mindful of the moments
that pass you by, while on your way to your destination.

While on your way to your destination, be mindful
of the moments that pass you by, enjoy the scenery
revel in the mystery of it all, because it will
eventually come to an end.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

In Nature

When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

Audre Lorde

Out in nature
a breeze blows
and the grass bends
into the direction of the wind.

All the tall trees
start to sway
from side to side.

Whilst the birds on their tops
take to the sky, in flocks that fly
up to summit the clouds.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

Crack

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.

Retrieved from the Motivation App

When times are hard and trying
Leading you to stumble and fall
like a smart phone screen
you are liable to crack
under the pressure
but you can protect yourself
by making sure
your mind is set
to weather the tough times.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

Breath

If you feel like giving up, look back at how far you’ve come.

Anonymous

Breath in relaxation
And breath out tension
Breath in courage
And breath out fear
Feel the air as it enters
In through your nose
And out through your mouth
Breath in relaxation
And breath out tension
Breath in courage
And breath out fear
Fill your lungs with the fuel of life
In through your nose
And out through your mouth
Breath in relaxation
And breath out tension.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

Never Stress

When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say ”Why me” say ”Try me”

Anonymous

Stress not, if instead of rising in the east
The sun rises in the west.

Stress not, if the clouds start crying, and you get wet
Whilst on your crush outside you were spying.

Fret not, for control these things you cannot.

Never stress, when your lady wears a red dress
Instead of the clingy blue one you wanted
For it’s up to her, to decide what she wants to wear.

Don’t stress, when you lose a game of chess
You can’t control the outcome, only how you play
So don’t stress, when your efforts end in a mess.

However, do stress, when you encounter failure
Stress, for only you can control your success.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

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

The Poets Peace

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.