Smile

Why sink when you can fly ?
Why cry when you can laugh ?
All you need is a hug
All you need is love
Throw that frown aside
And wear this shiny smile
There, look how gorgeous you are
Wearing this beautiful smile.

Lonely

I wanted to cry,
but no shoulders around,
I wanted to fly,
but my wings are broken
I wanted to smile,
but it seems to be lost
What happened to me,
I wondered
Perhaps, this is what
loneliness is.

via Lonely.

Friendship

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If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow.

If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder.

If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow.

If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile…

But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me..

we are friends forever.

¬unknown writer.

note: I read this somewhere on the internet.

A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

WHAT THE HEART OF THE YOUNG MAN SAID TO THE PSALMIST

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!—
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,—act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o’erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

 

pigeon / dove flying in the sky
pigeon / dove flying in the sky

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