A Positive Way

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.

George Lorimer

Embrace a positive way of thinking
And you will be a light in the darkness
A gardener, in mind, positive thoughts planting
Embrace a positive way of thinking
And in the dark cloud see the silver lining
Unless you want darkness to dismiss your bliss
Embrace a positive way of thinking
And you will be a light in the darkness.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

The Poets Peace

‘Oh Ear’ a Sonnet

When your body moves, your brain grooves.

Jim Kwik

Well hello there friend. How are you doing today? Very well I hope.

Thanks for stopping by, your presence here always fills me with gratitude.

This year, I shed a tear not only in honor of those who lost their lives to the global pandemic that’s taken the world by storm, but also for all those times I missed out on blogging.

I won’t beat myself up too much for not blogging as much as wanted to, instead I’ll prime myself to be a better blogger next year.

It is exactly because I haven’t been blogging consistently, however, that I’m really appreciative for the fact that my blog has kept on growing.

It is because of people like you who take time out to visit even when I’m not here. For that, I wish you all the best for the coming new year.

For today, I will be sharing a sonnet I composed recently in the hope that it enhances your day in any way whatsoever. If it does don’t be shy to let me know in the comment section, I’m always happy to hear from you.

So without further adue…

Oh Ear!’ how happy I am you are here.
I know you’ve been by my side my whole life,
But before I could never see you clear,
So I’d not know if you could hear my voice.
But now that I can see you I can say
That without you my life would have been dull.
I don’t know without you beside my skull
If I’d even be able to dance for joy.
In fact, I’m not sure I want to find out.
I can’t imagine my life without you.
A life where to listen I have no clue
Will surely lead me to kick the bucket
For life’s a song and it demands dancing
But I can’t dance if I’m not listening.

The Process of Progress

The process of progress
is fueled by a desire within
a yearning, to learn
how to be a better you.

It is driven by behavior
geared towards leaving stagnation
in the rear.

Sure, you may get stuck
in the traffic of negativity
but so long as you got your mind set
even a red light at the robot
will not have the power to stop
you on your way
to becoming a better you.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

The Poets Peace

Gratitude Journal #2

Konnichiwa my friends.

Merci beaucoup for visiting my blog today.

I haven’t been posting as usually as I would like to–school has been keeping me beezier than a public bus–so I’m really glad you haven’t abandoned me. Domo arigato gozaimasu to you.

Wherever you are, I wish you a splendid day ahead. If your day is just ending than I hope you had a super-fragilistic-expiali-docious day, and pray that you will wake up tomorrow with a glow that shows your passion to play the game of life as best you can.

Today, I just wanted to share an entry from my Gratitude Journal with you, not only to elevate my thoughts and thus my emotions and feelings, or to emphasize the powerful nature of words, but mostly to inspire you to look at life through the lens of gratitude and positivity.

So without further adue…

Once again, thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day and week.

By the way, if you think the level of my gratitude is as sky high as heaven and would like to join me up here, than this Gratitude app it for you. It has helped me to focus on the positive things in life, to appreciate and notice even the small things that make me happy. It is free and you can get it at https://gratefulness.page.link/app

NOW | Part One

Men who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it.

Chinese proverb

to tune into the now
is to turn a second into eternity
to watch an hour go by, in the blink of an eye

it is to be, beyond the borders of worries which wrinkle your brow
for you are, aware of the poetry, the beauty of life.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

The Poets Peace

Searching and Searching, but not finding

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

Socrates

I’ve been searching and searching
But not finding any answers to my questions

I’ve been searching for a path into the temple of happiness
But it seems I’ve been searching and searching
In all the wrong places.

It seems I may never find the temple of happiness
That I’ll forever keep taking shelter
In this shack of sadness I find myself in
For I’ve been searching and searching for years
But I’m not finding answers to my questions.

Where is this so-called temple of happiness I’m failing to find?
And how do I enter through its gates?

These are the questions that plague every waking hour of my day
They are the questions which keep me up at night
I just hope I’m not doomed to keep searching and searching
But not finding any answers to my questions.

Shoes, shoes, shoes

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

Shoes, shoes, shoes
they come in many hues


Shoes, shoes, shoes
come in reds, greens and blues


Sometimes shoes, shoes, shoes
come in purple, or pink
but my my do some of them stink–


a smell which walks into noses
and inspires them to forget the scent of roses.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

The Poets Peace