Never Give Up

Resilience

Never give up, never lose hope
Always have faith
It allows you to cope

Trying times will pass as they always do
Just have patience
Your dreams will come true

So put on smile
You’ll live through your pain
Know it will pass and strength
You will gain

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See It Through

When you’re up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it’s vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!

Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don’t let your nerve desert you;
Leep yourself in fighting trim.
If worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it through!

WORRY NOT MY FRIEND

Even hope may seem but futile,
When with troubles you’re best,
But remember you are facing
Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
Don’t give up, whatever you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
See it through!

A Poem About Prayer

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My soul usually weeps and my heart always cries
When I think of the sorrow and grief,
That can come to a man who won’t even try
To Kneel and ask God for relief

We all have our pains and troubles to bear
Each minute of every day
And the Adversary’s the kind who’ll always be there
To tell us we needn’t pray

He wants us to quit, to give up the ghost
To darken God’s shining ray
By making us think the battle is lost
And it’s God who darkened our day

But, this I can say with all the strength of my soul
The Lord’s not the one who has moved
It’s just part of the way to put our names on the roll
Of those whom our God has approved

We all must be tested some time in our life
So He’ll know if we really care
But He’ll never give us the pain or the strife
We have not the strength to bear.

So when the Adversary does come to lead you astray
Look to your God through prayer
And when you’ve survived the trials of the day
You will find He was always there.

Stop and Think

It’s a little thing to do,
Just to think,
Anyone, no matter who,
Ought to think,
Take a little Time each day
From the minutes thrown away,
Spare it from your work or play,
Stop and think.

You will find that those who fail
Do not think.
Half the trouble that we see,
Trouble brewed for you and me
Probably would never be
If we’d think!

The Business of Staying Young

Don’t Worry Be Happy!


I’ve something to say to you older folks, and you young folks listen too-
For what I’m about to say, will someday apply to you.

I know that some of you older folks are happily retired,
And have no ties to bind you, and work is no longer required.

So you’re sitting around in idleness, each day becomes a bore, you’re
beginning to start thinking, there’s nothing worth living for.

You’d like to be in some business, but think it’s too late to begin,
Well, I’ll tell you about a business, that all of you can be in.

Be in the business of staying young, make staying young a career,
Don’t live in the past; plan a future: look forward to each added year.
Don’t sit around and sigh, and let the world pass you by,
Get with it, and stay with it, all you have to do is to try.

Be willing to forget yourself, for at least once in a while,
Place yourself second, and cause someone else to smile.
Kindness pays a thousand fold, this fact is more than true,
Try doing a favor here and there, and it will work for you.

Be willing to admit mistakes, humility is always grand,
The humble people are the ones that need a helping hand.
Be willing to work for what is right however rough the way,
For in the end the righteous always have the final say.

This life can be wonderful, tender and thrilling,
You can always find happiness, that is if you’re willing.
There’s a place for you in this world, work that needs to be done,
So make up your mind you’re not too old to try to help someone.

I’ve been in the business of staying young since I hit the forty mark,
And it’s a wonderful business, in which all of us can embark.
It gives you that happy feeling of starting your life anew,
But like any other business, it requires time and attention too!

So be in the business of staying young, and the heights of joy you will reach,
Make staying young your new career, and practice what you preach.
Age can be a frightening thing, if you let yourself fear it…
You can’t help being up in years, but need not be down in spirit.
Take pride in your appearance, always look up to par,
It’s a way of making others forget just how old you are.

I know I’m not indestructible, time is taking its toll,
But I have a goal to reach, and I know I’m not too old.
So get busy and be useful each day of your life on this earth
with your talents and your efforts, find a way to prove your worth.
And be grateful that you’re living in a world of youth today,
And you, too, can be youthful, if you think and live that way.

Always be serene and gentle: if in this life things don’t go your way,
Turn your left cheek, and be happy, to the unkind words that people say.
We’re living in a world that needs us, though it’s filled with envy, sin and strife.
Let’s help make it a better place, so all can plainly see,
That each hour we spend here, is part of our eternity.
So let us live from day to day, while here upon this earth,
To do someone a golden deed, and our duty let us not shirk.
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