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My God Is No Stranger

My God Is No Stranger

My God Is No Stranger By Helen Steiner Rice God is no stranger in a faraway place,He’s as close as the wind that blows ‘cross my face.It’s true I can’t see the wind as it blowsBut I feel it around me and my heart surely knowsThat God’s mighty hand can be felt every minuteFor there […]

Caged Bird

Caged Bird

Caged Bird By Maya Angelou The free bird leapson the back of the windand floats downstreamtill the current endsand dips his wingsin the orange sun raysand dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalksdown his narrow cagecan seldom see throughhis bars of ragehis wings are clipped andhis feet are tiedso he opens his […]

Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas DayTheir old, familiar carols play,And wild and sweetThe words repeatOf peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come,The belfries of all ChristendomHad rolled alongThe unbroken songOf peace on earth, good-will to men! Till ringing, singing on its […]

As You Travel Through Life

As You Travel Through Life

As You Travel Through Life By Author Unknown As you travel through life there are always those timesWhen decisions just have to be made,When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,And the rain seems to soak your parade. There are some situations where all you can doIs simply let go and move on,Gather your […]

Storms Bring Out The Eagles But The Little Birds Take Cover

Storms Bring Out The Eagles But The Little Birds Take Cover

Storms Bring Out The Eagles But The Little Birds Take Cover By Helen Steiner Rice When the “storms of life”Gather darkly ahead,I think of these wonderful wordsI once read. And I say to myselfAs “threatening clouds” hover,Don’t “fold up your wings”And “run for cover.” But like the eagle,“Spread wide your wings”And “soar far above”The troubles […]

See It Through

See It Through

See It Through By Edgar A. Guest 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 […]

The Optimist vs the Pessimist

The Optimist vs the Pessimist

The Optimist vs the Pessimist By William Arthur Ward The optimist turns the impossible into the possible;the pessimist turns the possible into the impossible.The optimist pleasantly ponders how high the kite will fly;the pessimist woefully wonders how soon the kite will fall.The optimist sees a green near every sand trap;the pessimist sees a sand trap […]

The Vow

The Vow

The Vow By Malcolm O. Varner No matter how deep the sadness or wide the pain,I vow to live for a brighter day will come again. No matter how many mistakes I’ve made in the past,I vow to live and in the future avoid them, surefooted and fast. No matter how many tragedies beyond my […]

Equality

Equality

Equality By Maya Angelou You declare you see me dimlythrough a glass which will not shine,though I stand before you boldly,trim in rank and marking time.You do own to hear me faintlyas a whisper out of range,while my drums beat out the messageand the rhythms never change. Equality, and I will be free.Equality, and I […]

Still I Rise

Still I Rise

Still I Rise By Maya Angelou You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may tread me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room. Just like moons and like […]

 
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