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My 2013 New Year Message To You

Happy_New_Year_2013_2As we approach the new year, I thought I’d share a beautiful poem with you. It’s titled ‘desiderata’ by Max Ehrmann.

I came across it not so long ago and it really resonated with me, because it reminds me to keep grounded. Conversely, it also sets the tone for what is yet to come. I hope you feel the same too. Enjoy.

desiderata – by max ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann c.1920

Have a Writetastic, prosperous and fabulous NEW YEAR!


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UN4GETTABLE – A Valentine Poem


 Un4gettable you’re like the plague,

you incense me with glorious pain.

Un4gettable it’s only but a game,

but this emotional infection is driving me insane;

because, un4gettable are your radiant smiles,

un4gettable are your masculine styles,

un4gettable you’re both so damn fine.

Though different in your own parlance

you both send me in an un4gettable trance,

dominating my state of mind,

truly you’re both one of a kind,

yet neither one of you out-shine.

For happiness is an ongoing melody

when you play with the strings of my medley

Un4gettable your personalities unveil

the sought after oomph my woman needs.

Un4gettable my anonymity is my shield,

as I reel from my game of shameless deceit.

Un4gettable I do the things I do,

because I’m in love with both of you.

So on this Valentine Day I propose a toast,

I raise my glass, and can truly boast

that I’m having the most un4gettable time with you both!

(c) Cherry-Ann Carew 2006

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