Here and There (Sunday Poem) 6/30/17

Sunday Funday
Each and every Sunday, we share a poem to lighten our soul. Comment your thoughts, short story or any poems you will love to see in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.
Here and There

Juan Felipe Herrera, 1948


I sit and meditate—my dog licks her paws

on the red-brown sofa

so many things somehow

it all is reduced to numbers letters figures

without faces or names only jagged lines

across the miles half-shadows

going into shadow-shadow then destruction the infinite light
here and there cannot be overcome

it is the first drop of ink

 

Rest in Peace Randy Pausch 6/25

Randy Pausch, thank you for all your wisdom and The Last Lecture. It change everything here at the HQ. Comment below any quotes we miss that you love. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.”
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.”


“If I could only give three words of advice, they would be, ‘Tell the truth.’ If I got three more words, I’d add, ‘All the time.’”
“Smelling a crayon takes you right back to childhood. When I need to go back in time, I put it under my nose and take another hit.”
“Fuel your kids’ dreams. Sometimes, that means letting them stay up past their bedtimes.”
“Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you.”
Watch The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch 

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Sunday Poems 6/23/17

Sunday Funday
Each and every Sunday, we share a poem to lighten our soul. Comment your thoughts, short story or any poem you will love to see in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.
When Giving Is All We Have

Alberto Ríos, 1952


                                              One river gives

                                              Its journey to the next.

We give because someone gave to us.

We give because nobody gave to us.
We give because giving has changed us.

We give because giving could have changed us.
We have been better for it,

We have been wounded by it—
Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet,

Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails.
Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too,

But we read this book, anyway, over and again:
Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand,

Mine to yours, yours to mine.
You gave me blue and I gave you yellow.

Together we are simple green. You gave me
What you did not have, and I gave you

What I had to give—together, we made
Something greater from the difference.

 

TGIFriday 6/21/17

TGIF 

Each and every Friday we like to share a song to get us ready for the weekend. Today, song is Attention by Charlie Puth. Comment below any song you would like to see feature on a future date. Don’t forget to follow us like and share. 

Alexander the Great

Happy Birthday 
Alexander the Great, Ancient Greek king, military genius and great empire builder. Comment below any quotes we miss that you love. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”
“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
“I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.”
“Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.”
“How should a man be capable of grooming his own horse, or of furnishing his own spear and helmet, if he allows himself to become unaccustomed to tending even his own person, which is his most treasured belonging?”

Music Monday 6/17/17

Music Monday
Each and every Monday, we like to share a song to motivate and inspire us to work-harder towards our goals. Today, song is Hero by Nickelback. Comment below any song you will like to see in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.

Sunday Funday 6/16/17

Sunday Funday
Each and every Sunday, we share a poem to lighten our soul. Comment your thoughts, short story or any poem you will love to see in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.
On Virtue

Phillis Wheatley, 1753 – 1784


O Thou bright jewel in my aim I strive

To comprehend thee. Thine own words declare

Wisdom is higher than a fool can reach.

I cease to wonder, and no more attempt

Thine height t’explore, or fathom thy profound.

But, O my soul, sink not into despair,

Virtue is near thee, and with gentle hand

Would now embrace thee, hovers o’er thine head.

Fain would the heav’n-born soul with her converse,

Then seek, then court her for her promis’d bliss.


Auspicious queen, thine heav’nly pinions spread,

And lead celestial Chastity along;

Lo! now her sacred retinue descends,

Array’d in glory from the orbs above.

Attend me, Virtue, thro’ my youthful years!

O leave me not to the false joys of time!

But guide my steps to endless life and bliss.

Greatness, or Goodness, say what I shall call thee,

To give an higher appellation still,

Teach me a better strain, a nobler lay,

O thou, enthron’d with Cherubs in the realms of day!

TGIFRIDAY 

TGIF 
Each and every Friday we like to share a song to get us ready for the weekend. Today, song is Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. Comment below any song you would like to see feature on a future date. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.