Some of my Favorite Poetry & Sayings
Gardens Of Laughter
Life is a journey through many terrains,
From gardens of pleasure to deserts of pain.
From an ocean of love to a jungle of hate,
From mountains of glory to canyons of fate.
There's a highway for joy and a highway for sorrow,
A road for today and a road for tomorrow.
So choose your path wisely and walk it with care,
If you follow your heart,
you'll find your way there.
I've been to the garden and planted seeds there,
I've been to the desert and felt the despair,
I've swam in the ocean and drank of it's wine.
I climbed up the mountain to touch the sky,
I went to the canyon and started to cry.
I've traveled both highways,
Both today and tomorrow.
I've basked in the joy and wallowed in sorrow.
My Path has been chosen and I've
walked it with care,
I followed my heart and I'm on my way there.
So I'll just keep walking till I find
what I'm after,
To mountains and oceans and Gardens of laughter.
Castles and Daydreams
If thoughts could paint pictures that words dare not speak,
And daydreams built castles of that which we seek.
Then artists and architects all would we be,
Our hearts would be open, our minds would be free.
I'd build you a castle as daydreams unfold,
Revealing the feelings I secretly hold.
I'd paint you a picture of words left unsaid,
And feelings of closeness to which they have led.
But pictures are thoughts that can never be told,
For fear of appearing too forward and bold.
And castles are built in the daydreamers heart,
A lifetime of wishes-still lifetimes apart.
And yet we are richer for all that we feel,
No matter how abstract, no matter how real.
For joy is the picture we paint in our minds,
And love is the castle our hearts hope to find.
"....for yesterday is but a dream
and tomorrow is only a vision
but today well lived, makes
yesterday a dream of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope"
I believe in miracles and dreams that will come true.
I believe in tender moments
and friendship, through and through.
I believe in stardust
and moonbeams all aglow.
I believe there's magic
and more there than we know.
I believe in reaching out
and touching from the heart.
I believe that if we touch
a gift we can impart.
I believe that if you cry
your tears are not in vain.
And when you're sad and lonely,
others know your pain.
I believe that when we laugh
a sparkle starts to shine.
And I just know that spark will spread
from more hearts than just mine.
I believe that hidden
in the quiet of the night,
there's magic moths and gypsies
a fairy and a sprite.
I believe that if you dance
the dances of your heart,
that greater happiness will find
a brand new way to start.
I believe the gifts you have
are there for you to share
And when you give them from the heart,
the whole world knows you care.
I believe that if you give,
even just to one,
that gift will grow in magnitude
before the day is done.
I believe that comfort comes
from giving part of me.
And if I share with others,
there's more for all to see.
I believe that love is still
the greatest gift of all
and when it's given from the heart
the gift is never small.
Yesterday a butterfly
Came floating gently through the sky.
He soared up through the atmosphere
Then drifted close enough to hear.
I said, "I'd love to fly with you
And sail around the way you do.
It looks like it would be such fun
To fly up toward the summer sun.
But I have not your graceful charm.
I haven't wings, just these two arms.
I've been designed to walk around.
My human feet must touch the ground.
Then magically he spoke to me
and told me what his wish would be.
He said, "What I'd love most to do
Is walk upon God's Earth with you,
To squish it's mud between my toes
Or touch my finger to my nose.
I'd love just once to walk around
With human feet to touch the ground,
But I have not two legs that swing,
I haven't arms, just these two wings."
And so we went our separate ways
In wonder and surprise.
For we'd both seen God's precious gifts
Through someone else's eyes.
Don't walk in front of me,
I may not follow ~
Don't walk behind me,
I may not lead ~
Just walk beside me
and be my friend.
I asked God for water, He gave me an ocean.
I asked God for a flower, He gave me a garden.
I asked God for a tree, He gave me a forest.
I asked God for a friend, He gave me You.
Life is not measured by the number
of breaths we take,
But by the moments that
take our breath away.
"Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom."
Written by, Robert Frost
May your day be filled with blessings,
like the sun that lights the sky,
and may you always have the courage,
to spread your wings and fly!
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear...
all of which have the potential
to turn a life around.
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