Monthly Archives: August 2017

Speak Highly of Others (a poem)

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of thy mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying.”
-Ephesians 4:29

Speak highly of others
Don’t dwell on their wrongs
Make sure that their names
Are safe on your tongue

Lift up with your words
Let compliments flow
Choose to see good (in)
Those that you know

No one is perfect
We all need some work (still their)
Character shouldn’t be
Dragged through the dirt

Not saying to lie
No need to pretend
Just try and you’ll see (the)
Beauty in them

Speak highly of others (have a)
Positive view
Then others can see
The light in you, too

“For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness.”
-Audrey Hepburn



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Iron Out the Kinks (Poem)

“I conceived the bold and arduous project
of arriving at moral perfection.”
-Ben Franklin

Iron out the kinks
Smooth out the seams
Eliminate things that
Distract from your dreams

Sharpen your game
Trim any fat
Streamline the system
Cut out the crap

Refine your bad habits
Improve over time
Pull out the weeds that
Litter your mind

Tighten the belt
Straighten the slack
Refill or redo where
Anything lacks

Take pride in your work
Casualness won’t do
(Mediocrity just
Doesn’t suit you)

Perfection these days seems to
Have a bad name
May not always hit it;
at least we can aim!

“Don’t be a scrub! Rise to the high ground of spiritual, mental, and physical excellence. Mediocrity will never do; you are capable of something better.”
-Gordon B Hinckley

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Best Laid Plans (A Sonnet)

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“The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry.”
-Robert Burns

(Do) what you can with what you’ve got
Even if it’s not a lot
Be resourceful, innovative
No excuses, get creative!

Plans disrupted suddenly?
(They never play out perfectly)
Don’t waste time wishing for what’s lost
Pay a needless opportunity cost

I know how life can be a jerk (so)
Cut your loss, then get to work!
It’s not the end, the show’s not done
I promise there’s more good to come

Past failure is a tool for the wise
The resilient one will win the prize

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