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Positive Reinforcement

Let me tell you how it is
The game of true rewards
Responding to a stimulus
To gain like and applaud

It stimulates the synapses
And animates them so
The neural kick deep in the brain
Excited in the flow

The flow of prizes and pure praise
A hearty pack on back
That says to mind, “Go do again!”
Addicted right on track

To want more of this good thing
The smiling, happy way
That motivates us to go on
In dopamine display

And so in cyclic pleasure
The pattern does repeat
With pleasure sensors all alert
To raise the old heart beat!

And lest our conscious knowledge
We’re putty in the hand
Of positive reinforcement
Moulded like grains of sand

No fingers were hurt in the making of this picture

No fingers were hurt in the making of this picture (Photo credit: Kerri Lee Smith)


Keep Your Thoughts Positive

The values we subscribe to
Will become our destiny.
Infusing habits and behaviour
From words of positivity.

But where do such words come from?
From the heart and from the mind!
So keep the thoughts that dwell within you
In essence positive and kind.

Based on Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote:  “Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words.  Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviour.  Keep your behaviour positive, because your behaviour become your habits.  Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values.  Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.”

To our Politicians

There’s an odd idiosyncrasy
About the politicians in this land
That sits in stark contradiction
To the facts on which they stand
And that is on the matter of behaviour
With their manifestos out to drive
Improved conduct and performance
In our younger people’s lives.

But have you ever sat and listened
To MPs discuss and then debate
For the Commons becomes a farmyard
And the noise they make’s not great
With their grunting and kafuffle
General heckling and jeers
There’s little that’s polite;
An abuse upon the ears!

They stand and shout at each other
And call each other names
Yes one recently referenced others, monkeys
Jumping about all the same
For the noise he said was irrelevant
Well that’s a fine fit state
For these people debating conduct
Are supposed to be first rate

But the bigger question that’s apparent
Is what they will achieve
With their tiffs and with their tats
For it’s hardly decorum to perceive
For such raucous behaviour
Does not portray an educated breed
And is surely not a good example
For younger people then to heed.

So to our politicians
In your parliamentary halls
A little less banter if you wouldn’t mind
And more propriety in your calls
So that when behaviour’s up for confab
Young people will agree
That the points you make are worthy
And want to follow and copy!