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Diamond in the Rough

Landscape littered with refuse
Where crow flies overhead
Where vermin scavenges for food
Where others dare not tread

Where stench of yesterday is thrown
Out on the garbage heap
Where foul odour lingers in the nose
Where rot and decay steeps

Yet midst this putrefaction
A diamond in the rough
Lies hidden, lost, abandoned
Unrefined; not buffed

But still a diamond all the same
A gem with so much more
Potential, worth, capacity
If just realised and restored

And likewise, there will be those days
Those months and maybe years
When the jewel within is tarnished by
Many wet and salty tears

Those times when circumstance may yield
Turbulence and unrest
But see those times as polishing
The inner latent best

So that the diamond in the rough
Will stand out undisguised
A precious stone shining so bright
Potential realised

The Box

A box; to you and me a cardboard box
But to him a box of dreams
A vessel where he could be all
And everything it seems
A box with sails to float away
A den or hideaway
Or on its end a drum to beat
Or a car in which to play
Or furthermore when painted up
A house or fortress thing
Or a box to make a theatre with
Hosting puppets on strings
A box to build a Tardis with
To fly to far off galaxies
Or make a magic chair out of
So many possibilities
For to you and me a cardboard box
But to him, a small small boy
With imagination on his side
It is his greatest toy

And yet as boy grows old and moves
Into the adult years
The box is just a cardboard box
A vessel that appears
To fulfil its job to fetch and sort
But no-more full of hope
Or adventures, games and challenges
On what is a slippery slope
Into the realms of lost vision
A place called reality
That stifles imagination
Shackles creativity
The box a simple cube of sorts
Where usefulness construes
A practical solution that
Constrains altitude views
And so the box, the simple box
Loses capacity
To open up the world to glance
At all there is to see

Just Do It! (The Can Do Way)

  

Potential

When the day recedes in a symphony of colour
Flaming the dusky sky
I sleep that night midst dreams on fire
As slumber passes by

Then I rise renewed to a sun kissed day
With hope priming my heart
Invigorated, alive, content
Ready to play my part

For like a stage that nature’s set
With all her glorious might
The synergy of heart and mind
Awakens true delight

And dreams aren’t lost in sleepy folds
Yet live and are set free
To bring the best out; realise
Potential within me!

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An Easter Message Just For You

What rubble is in your life?
What rocks get in the way
What boulders needs a-shifting
Not just this Easter Day
But daily on your journey
The journey we call life
Where maybe stones have cast their lot
To cause hassle and strife

Yet know there is salvation
For each and everyone
Where hope and light shine brightly
When all is said and done
For in yourself a quiet small voice
Lies deep within your heart
Like compass that is yours alone
That’s been there from the start

A compass that will navigate
A pathway sure and strong
Away from judgements others make
Ignoring wagging tongues
Set on a course of freedom
Autonomous and true
That plots your path as you would have
And does what you will do

And with your moral compass
Be enlightened and be sure
To move those rocks that stand to block
Determined evermore
To soar your own potential
To sit in harmony
Living the life you’re meant to live
Empowered eternally

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Keyholes To Potential

A world made of keyholes
Where you are the keys
Each one very different
Each matched uniquely
To your wishes and dreams
To your hopes and desires
To your goals and ambitions
All those things that inspire
You to pass your own limit
Extend your sights too
So unlock your potential
And release the true you

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Keyhole (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

Spuds R U!

If a spud, a mere potato
Can become so many things
Like crisps, french fries and vodka
Then you too can spread your wings
And aspire to be the person
You dream of day by day
With a little inspiration
To go a long long way

So set your mind right to it
From wherever you may be
For think that from a field of mud
Potatoes found glory!
And thus from modest beginnings
With the will to change and grow
Be true to your potential and
Reap from the seeds you sow!

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You Can Do It

You can do it – I know you can
You’ll be quite fab for sure
Remember all your past success
From what has gone before
And stand up proud and contemplate
On why you’re really there
Consider what this really means
Step up; breathe in fresh air!
Then focus hard and steadfastly
The end post in your sight
And know that you can do this, for
I know you will shine bright!

You Can Do It

Don’t Give Up!

If you’ve been so very lucky
To get the results you wanted to
Then take a bow and then move on
To your chosen pastures new

But if you’ve not got what you hoped for
Then don’t give up or despair
Because there’s more success in failure
When you carry on from there

For to realize true potential
Sometimes takes a few attempts
So go on forth with focus new,
And perseverance not exempt

For with determination fostered
With motivation new
And a little bit of self-belief
There’s much more for you to do

And who’s to say that it won’t be
Better than that you had hoped for
Because life is full of opportunity
That unlocks and opens doors

So dust yourself off and regather
And get on your za za zing
Then step out proudly in the knowledge
That you’re quite simply amazing!

For the skill in life isn’t always
To walk on down an easy way
But to navigate these obstacles
Enjoying each and every day!