The Doors Of Opportunity

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.

Mother Teresa

The doors of opportunity will continue to open
and close

So be ready to walk through them
when the doors of opportunity open

And don’t be sad or mad
when the doors shut you out
of the opportunity of a lifetime

For as soon as one door closes
another is sure to open.

Just be glad
the doors of opportunity will continue to open

And steady yourself so you’ll be ready to go
when the doors of opportunity open
to let you through.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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Like a dying horse

Consistency is the mother of mastery.

Robin Sharma

Hi. Nice of you to join me today. I’m glad you are still with us on the good side of life.

I penned today’s poem a few days ago, in commemoration of the cold day which sent me freezing, seeking the warmth of my blankets just so I could stop shivering. As always, I hope you enjoy reading it, and that you have an awesome day.

Like a dying horse
This winter is in its last death throws.

It knows its time is about to come to an end
And so, like the last dying kick of a horse
It blows the cold wind extra hard
And makes the nights especially bitter
For it knows its time is about to end
Because anytime soon spring will begin to bloom
To spell its eventual doom.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

Been awhile since I’ve seen

At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: ‘I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn’t accomplish all you had planned, I love you anyway.

From the Motivation app

It’s been almost a year now since last I’ve seen
You with your bright brown eyes, always so keen
To look at the beauty of the world around you
And your smile that had not a clue
How to turn itself upside down into a frown
Was the only thing that kept me in town.

But it’s been almost a year now, since I’ve seen
You. I have waited, and waited, but now I’m keen
To leave, this place, that reminds me of you
And your smile that had not a clue
How to turn upside down into a frown
Which was the only thing that kept me in this town.

But it’s been almost a year now since I’ve seen
You. You are gone, so now my frown is keen
To take over from the smile brought by you
That around you always had a bright hue
For it didn’t have a clue, it would become a frown
The very instant you decided to leave town.

A Secret

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.

Roy T. Bennett

I have a secret
And I want to share it with you
But before I do that
I want to ask
That you keep it to yourself
Please do not share it
With anyone
Even with those you care about
For it may lead to my ruin
This secret of mine
That I’m about to tell you
Because it reveals my weakness
This secret of mine
That I want to share with you
For I trust you know you must keep it
To yourself, this secret of mine
I’m going to share with you
Is that I LOVE YOU
This is a secret
Nobody knows it
For I always pretend
Like I do not love you
When the opposite is true
Because I LOVE YOU
As much as I love myself.
My love for you, is my secret
For it reveals my weakness
So please do not share it
With anyone, even those you care about
Or I may live to regret sharing it
This secret of mine
With you, because I LOVE YOU.

© 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

The Poets Peace

Just be Glad

Gratitude is good.

when times are bad
because you lost a loved one
don't be sad
just be glad
because you are alive.

when times are bad
because you are homeless
i know it's hard
but just be glad
you are at home in the universe.

when times are bad
because your hearts been broken by a lover
i know you will hurt
but just be glad
you can still piece it back together.

when times are are bad
because someone stole your bed
now you can't sleep and dream deep
don't get mad
just be glad
you can dream without needing to sleep.

just be glad
no matter the weather
through good times
and bad times
just be glad
that you are not sad.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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Packing for home

Wherever you are, be there. Jim Rohn

I am packing all my clothes.
I’m packing my pants and my shirts.
I’m packing my socks, my drawers,
And I’m packing my shoes in pairs.

My clothes, I’m taking them all.
Clothes for when the seasons fall.
And clothes for when they rise,
To spring forth my demise.

I’m packing all my clothes.
I’m packing to go home,
Where in I will settle
To sleep for many nights.

I’m packing all my clothes.
My shoes, my shirts and my pants.
I’m packing them all.
My socks and my drawers all.

I’m packing all my clothes.
I’m packing them all,
Leaving nothing behind
For someone else to find.

I’m packing them all.
To go home,
Though I’m already home.

© 2019 The Poets Peace