Category Archives: Original Poem

Intellectual Property: Matter Unorganized (a poem)

Intellectual property 
Lines aren’t always drawn clearly
What can I claim is mine to create? 
Where did ideas originate?

If I learn something new, am I free to sell it?
(When someone’s been genius, hard not to be jealous) 
If I lay some stake, will somebody sue?
How much do you give credit? Is it even due?

Influences are an amalgamation 
Lessons, mistakes reach a culmination 
But pure creativity is some kind of myth 
True originality doesn’t exist! 
🙂

 

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Emergency? (a poem)

What you deem an emergency
I may not see so urgently
So carefully, considerately
Think whether not this one’s on me

I won’t be guilt-tripped, can’t be bought
So spare excuses overwrought
May choose to help, or I may not
But if I do, I call the shot

Service never can be forced
I’ll always retain the choice
My own priorities come first and
I refuse to be coerced

The more clearly-defined I live
The more of my heart I have to give

“The most compassionate people I know also have
the most well-defined and well-respected boundaries.”
-Brene Brown

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Love Saves Lives (A Poem)

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It’s easy to love them after they leave
But what makes them walk through the door
Is a conscience that’s pricked, a heart that’s been softened
And choosing to love them before

 #welovequitters #ATTWN 

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Workhorse (A Poem)

“Hammer out my goals like I’m workin’ with my tools.”
-James the Mormon (love him!  )

No time for Netflix
There’s work to be done
Progress is what I
Consider more fun

Sure, I relax
But I’m most alive
When I’m hustling, grinding
That’s how I thrive

Don’t get me wrong
I need (and love!) sleep
But then I wake up (there’re)
Commitments to keep!

Leisure is key
And self-care’s a must
Still, don’t waste your time
(It matters too much)

I work and I work (give it)
All that I’ve got
Feels really great to
Accomplish a lot 

“Work is a blessing from God. “
-Elder J. Richard Clarke 

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Half Up Front (poem)

Half up front, half when it’s done (is)
Managed risk for everyone (this)
Lessens chance of arbitration
(NO one likes remediation!)

(Need) clear and written expectations (for)
Timing of the compensation
This type of money joint agreement
Motivates me to completion!

Consider your own interests, yet
Make certain clients’ needs are met
If you want to work again (think)
Covey’s Habit 4: “Win, Win!”

We all have own our policy (I’ve)
Found half/ half works best for me

😛

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“Thoughts & Prayers” (a poem)

“‘Coincidence’ is not an appropriate word
to describe the workings of an omniscient God.”
-Neal A. Maxwell

With prayer, we cannot quantify
Exact amount of ROI
And still, the heavens hear us cry
(There’s ample proof to testify)

Some say it’s just mythology
A fake epistemology
Some figment of psychology
And yet, from all that I have seen

My “thoughts and prayers” that some dismiss
(A silly, unimportant wish)
Do so much to improve, uplift
A world that’s dangerously adrift

No believer worth their weight
Says “choose one! Either God or fate”
The evil actions men may take
Don’t prove that the divine is fake

Can’t understand it perfectly
But one thing that is sure to me
So much of all the good we see’s
Directly linked to deity
🙂

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Present Your Fees With Confidence (a poem)

Present your fees with confidence
There’s no need to be shy
A track record of value is a
Great reason to buy

Don’t think it’s either/ or
Helping out or getting paid
Money’s just a system
A consented form of trade

I know that aiming high in price can
Sometimes make us nervous
But undervaluing ourselves does
Clients a disservice

Not saying rip off customers
Negotiation’s fine
But still, don’t go too low in price
Don’t give away your time

Your service and/or product take a
Lot of energy
The value you provide
Should come with a great fee!
🙂

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