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

Poetry Saved My Life

Life is short and it is here to be lived.

Kate Winslet

Would you believe me if i told you that poetry saved my life? That in a time of great need, when I could not even afford to feed myself, i got so depressed, to the point i considered ending all the strife by way of knife to the neck.

But luckily, poetry was there for me, so I turned to her to help me transmute my mood from bad to good.

Through her, I learned to let my fears go. To go with the flow, of nature, that seeks to make me grow. Through her i got to know things that made me go wow, like the immense power I possess within me. The power that allows me to overcome any and all challenges that may befall me.

I am grateful that poetry saved my life, because through her, I got to know myself, and through her I’ve discovered that I have the creativity to make my own reality; as well as the ability to use my struggles as tools in the building of my character.

I pray, that you too will find your way into the realm of infinite possibilities, where the only limits are those you place upon yourself.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

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

The Poets Peace


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


Don’t blame a clown for being a clown, blame yourself for going to the circus.


the master of my mind
the lord of my life
controller of my consciousness
the wizard of my will
and the tyrant of my thoughts

not a slave to my emotions
I can free myself from glee
and use my skill to kill
the fear that oppresses me.

I am
an attractor of abundance
a gardener of gratitude
an alchemist of attitude
and a neutralizer of negativity.

I can polarize my personality
in the pole of positivity.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace