Life is fine: poem of the day

LIFE IS FINE By Langston Hughes I went down to the river,I set down on the bank.I tried to think but couldn’t,So I jumped in and sank. I came up once and hollered!I came up twice and cried!If that water hadn’t a-been so coldI might’ve sunk and died. But it was Cold in that water!Continue reading “Life is fine: poem of the day”

The year: poem of the day

THE YEARBy Ella Wheeler Wilcox What can be said in New Year rhymes,That’s not been said a thousand times? The new years come, the old years go,We know we dream, we dream we know. We rise up laughing with the light,We lie down weeping with the night. We hug the world until it stings,We curseContinue reading “The year: poem of the day”

Naughty little comet: poem of the day

A NAUGHTY LITTLE COMETBy Ella Wheeler Wilcox There was a little comet who lived near the Milky Way!She loved to wander out at night and jump about and play.The mother of the comet was a very good old star;She used to scold her reckless child for venturing out too far.She told her of the ogre,Continue reading “Naughty little comet: poem of the day”

How did you die?; an inspirational poem

Click here to subscribe to my channel HOW DID YOU DIE?BY EDMUND VANCE COOKEDid you tackle that trouble that came your wayWith a resolute heart and cheerful?Or hide your face from the light of dayWith a craven soul and fearful?Oh, a trouble’s a ton, or a trouble’s an ounce,Or a trouble is what you makeContinue reading “How did you die?; an inspirational poem”

My wage: poem of the week

MY WAGEBy Jessie B. Rittenhouse I bargained with Life for a penny,And Life would pay no more,However I begged at eveningWhen I counted my scanty store;For Life is a just employer,He gives you what you ask,But once you have set the wages,Why, you must bear the task.I worked for a menial’s hire,Only to learn, dismayed,ThatContinue reading “My wage: poem of the week”

Commandments: poem of the day

THE PARADOXICAL COMMANDMENTSBy Kent M. Keith People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.Do good anyway. Honesty and franknessContinue reading “Commandments: poem of the day”

Oranges: Poem of the day

ORANGESBy Gary Soto The first time I walkedWith a girl, I was twelve,Cold, and weighted downWith two oranges in my jacket.December. Frost crackingBeneath my steps, my breathBefore me, then gone,As I walked towardHer house, the one whosePorch light burned yellowNight and day, in any weather.A dog barked at me, untilShe came out pullingAt her gloves,Continue reading “Oranges: Poem of the day”

See it through: poem of the day

SEE IT THROUGH By Edgar Guest When you’re up against a trouble, Meet it squarely, face to face;Lift your chin and set your shoulders, Plant your feet and take a brace.When it’s vain to try to dodge it, Do the best that you can do;You may fail, but you may conquer, See it through! BlackContinue reading “See it through: poem of the day”

When you are old: poem of the day

WHEN YOU ARE OLDBy William Butler Yeats When you are old and gray and full of sleep And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved yourContinue reading “When you are old: poem of the day”

No: poem of the day

No!By Thomas Hood No sun–no moon!No morn–no noon!No dawn–no dusk–no proper time of day–No sky–no earthly view–No distance looking blue–No road–no street–no “t’other side this way”–No end to any Row–No indications where the Crescents go–No top to any steeple–No recognitions of familiar people–No courtesies for showing ’em–No knowing ’em!No traveling at all–no locomotion–No inkling ofContinue reading “No: poem of the day”