Poems

Will The Real You Please Stand Up?

Will The Real You Please Stand Up?

Will The Real You Please Stand Up? Submit to pressure from peers and you move down to their level. Speak up for your own beliefs and you invite them up to your level. If you move with the crowd, you’ll get no further than the crowd. When 40 million people believe in a dumb idea, it’s still a dumb idea. Simply swimming with the tide leaves you nowhere. So if you believe in something that’s go ...[Read More]

Footprints

Footprints

 Footprints I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, And across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints In the sand; one belonged to me, the other to the Lord. When the last scene flashed before us, I Looked back at the footprints in the sand. I saw that many times along the path of life, There was only one set of footprints. I also notice ...[Read More]

Class by Ann Landers

Class by Ann Landers

Class Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident.  It can handle whatever comes along.   Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations. Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes. Class knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices.  Class bespeaks ...[Read More]

Invictus

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit, from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. ...[Read More]

Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself and in your dream though impossible things may seem. Someday, somehow you’ll get through to the goal you have in view. Mountains fall and seas divide before the one who in their stride takes a hard road day by day. Believe in yourself and in your plan. Say not – I cannot – but, I can. The praises of life we fail to win because we doubt the power within. ~Autho ...[Read More]

Just a Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today)

Just a Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today)

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past. Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one. And tho’ sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke, All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke. But we’ll hear his tales ...[Read More]

Man vs. Time

Man vs. Time

It’s crazy to think that, at some point, we’re not going to have a second chance to do what we want to do for the rest of our life. Understand what that means.  At one point, we’re not going to have a second chance to do what we want to do for the rest of our life. So tell me, what are you willing to sacrifice to live that lifestyle that you want to live? How hard will you push t ...[Read More]

Are you strong enough to handle success?

Are you strong enough to handle success?

Unfortunately, the road to anywhere is filled with many pitfalls, and it takes a man of determination and character not to fall into them.  As I have said many times, whenever you get your head above the average, someone will be there to take a poke at you. That is to be expected in any phase of life.  However, as I have also said many times before, if you see a man on top of a mountain, he didn&# ...[Read More]

Why I succeed?

Why I succeed?

I succeed because I am willing to do what others are not. I will fight against the odds. I will sacrifice. I am not shackled by fear, insecurity or doubt. I feel those emotions – drink them and swallow them after they happened. I am motivated by accomplishment, not pride. Pride consumes the weak – kills their heart from within. If I fall – I will get up. If I am beaten – I ...[Read More]

The Man in the Glass

man in the glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self, and the world makes you king for a day, just go to a mirror and look at yourself and see what that man has to say. Although there are others in life’s pathway whose judgment upon you must pass, the fellow whose verdict counts most in your life is the man staring back from the glass. You may win all the medals and “snow” all the rest and think y ...[Read More]