Dream Big

By |2017-02-10T10:54:20-07:00February 10th, 2017|Poems|

DREAM BIG If there were ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, it is now. Not for any grand cause, necessarily -- but for something that tugs at your heart something that's your dream. You owe it to yourself to make your [...]

A meditation to increase empathy

By |2017-01-05T09:10:46-07:00January 5th, 2017|Poems, Quotes|

“When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can't tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have [...]

Little Eyes Upon You

By |2016-07-28T09:15:17-07:00July 28th, 2016|Poems|

Little Eyes Upon You There are little eyes upon you and they're watching night and day. There are little ears that quickly take in every word you say. There are little hands all eager to do anything you do; And a little boy who's dreaming of the day he'll be [...]

When we first met I was just a kid

By |2015-11-30T14:31:38-07:00December 2nd, 2015|Poems|

Many people read the poem that Kobe Bryant posted to The Players's Tribute announcing his retirement.  But those people who were lucky enough to be at the Staples Center that night received a more personal message. When we first met I was just a kid. Some of you took me [...]

Dear Basketball

By |2015-11-30T14:27:05-07:00December 1st, 2015|Poems|

"This season is all I have left to give." @kobebryant pens a letter to basketball: https://t.co/hu5CUoXHhJpic.twitter.com/1ogKdH7buP — The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) November 29, 2015 Kobe Bryant took to The Players' Tribune on November 29th to announce that this was his last season.  In a beautifully penned poem to the game [...]

The Dash

By |2015-08-06T13:47:42-07:00August 6th, 2015|Poems|

The Dash by Linda Ellis ​I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end. He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but [...]

What is a friend?

By |2015-07-10T10:23:40-07:00July 19th, 2015|Poems|

Untitled What is a friend? I will tell you. It is a person with whom you dare to be yourself.  Your soul can be naked with him. He seems to ask of you to put on nothing, only to be what you are. He does not want you to be better [...]

found all three

By |2015-07-10T11:03:16-07:00July 18th, 2015|Poems|

Untitled No one could tell me where my soul might be; I searched for God but he eluded me; I sought my brother out, and found all three. –Ernest Howard Crosby

Opportunity

By |2015-07-10T10:59:53-07:00July 17th, 2015|Poems|

Opportunity  They do me wrong who say I come no more When once I knock and fail to find you in; For every day I stand outside your door, And bid you wake, and rise to fight and win. Wail not for precious chances passed away. Weep not for golden [...]

The Light Of Faith

By |2015-07-10T10:54:24-07:00July 16th, 2015|Poems|

The Light Of Faith “Now,” said a good book unto me “Open my pages and you shall see Jewels of wisdom and treasures fine, Gold and silver in every line, And you may claim them if you but will Open my pages and take your fill.” “Open my pages and [...]