Stand Up. Stand Out.

poetry

I am living in this superficial society
Where everyone just wants to be a celebrity.
Let’s see who can get the most likes on Instagram,
The rest, I don’t give a damn.
Failing classes, getting into trouble; all this for fame,
When inside you are amazing and wasting that is a shame.
So many girls just want the hottest guy,
Just look good and keep their brains on standby.
Don’t worry, you will have a luxurious wedding with prince charming,
Lose yourself and your mind –that can’t be so alarming.
Your looks will fade and you will be left with a meaningless life,
Because you did what you saw on TV and only became a wife.
Don’t lose who you are, study hard and follow your dreams,
Looks and clothes and cars are not as fulfilling as it seems.
Stay true to yourself and don’t let anyone change that
Stand up for what you believe in and don’t be anyone’s doormat.
The one who truly loves you will always treat you with care,
You don’t have to change or chase him, for you he will always be there.
So make your life meaningful and do something to make a change;
Don’t worry if everyone thinks you are quite strange.
We are all strange in our own particular way,
But if we all play our part, we will only see better days.
Be strong and make this life worth living,
Be caring, compassionate, generous and forgiving.
Forget about the judgmental society that will just waste your time,
Find the highest mountain; get up and climb!

An Ode to Life

poetry

Life is a celebration, so let’s raise our glasses,
Even when our journey feels slow as molasses.
Thank you to all of the people who are there when I need them the most,
To you I dedicate this simple toast.
I appreciate everything about you and what you do for me,
And how you’ve helped me on this journey across the sea.
I am also grateful for getting through hell,
Including all of those times I wanted to yell.
Those are the moments that made me tough and strong;
The moments that helped me see where I belong.
Dante Alighieri believed you must walk through hell to get to paradise,
For some of us that may happen often, or maybe just twice.
So let’s raise our glasses and keep a positive attitude;
Always fill your hearts with love and never-ending gratitude.

Evergreen Paradise

poetry

Gentle winds flowing through my fragrant hair,
The morning sun toasting skin so fair.
The sound of birds fills the air;
Fluttering around without a care.
Tulips fill the meadows, row by row,
With the suns vibrant rays encouraging them to grow.
So many seeds mother nature sows,
The mystery of this creation, I will never know.
Nature is beautiful; an evergreen paradise,
Care for it always, that is my advice.

Significant Star

poetry

Sometimes you believe you’re not worth much,
That you always destroy everything you touch;
But if only you could see your brightness inside,
You would no longer cower away and hide.
For every star is born in total darkness,
Until they radiate into the world with the light that they harness.
You are wonderful for who you truly are,
A combustion of atoms; a bright shining star.
Although some paths are harder than others,
You are amazing; one of the world’s greatest wonders.
So love yourself as much as I do,
And you will see that your dreams can come true.
Live your life with nothing to regret,
Because you are a star, don’t you ever forget.

Petals of Passion

poetry

Love must grow and blossom like the flowers of spring,
Each petal the memories this love can bring.
Some flowers receive more nourishment and light,
Each petal emanating a colour so bright.
Other flowers dry up, wither away and die,
Each petal; on the floor, they lie.
One day you will plant your own seed,
And out will come a flower through the mud and weeds.
Water this flower and treat it with care,
Give it light and love so the stem won’t be bare.
Love is this feeling that makes life worth living,
So don’t forget to be caring, understanding and giving.