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Don’t Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worse, that you must not quit.

—Unknown Author

April 8, 2010 , 3:51PM Posted by | Inspiration, Life, Poetry | Comments Off on Don’t Quit

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God’s laid for me.

I took His hand when I heard Him call.
I took His hand and left you all.

I could not stay another day.
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I’ve found my place at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
and you know these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with time of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I’ve savored much.
Good friends, family, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time here seemed all too brief,
don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and share with me
the joy of the place God’s made for me.

He’s called me home and now I’m free.

—Unknown Author

April 3, 2010 , 9:04PM Posted by | Inspiration, Life, Poetry | Comments Off on I’m Free

Anyway

People are unreasonable, illogical 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 win false friends and true enemies…
SUCCEED ANYWAY!

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow…
DO GOOD ANYWAY!

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable…
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY!

People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs…
FIGHT FOR SOME UNDERDOGS ANYWAY!

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight…
BUILD ANYWAY!

People really need help, but may attack you if you help them…
HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY!

Give the world the best and you’ll get kicked in the teeth…
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU’VE GOT ANYWAY!

—Unknown Author

April 3, 2010 , 8:37PM Posted by | Life, Poetry | 1 Comment

I Miss You

The inspiration:  ACHE – James Carrington

*****

I Miss You

Innocent and sweet
Soft and tender
Caressing
Massaging
Exploring
Like a gentle embrace
Like a passionate entanglement
Moist and pouty
Tongue tracing them slowly
Engulfing
Devouring
A passionate dance together
Inflaming my passions
Weakening my knees
Stealing my breath
I fall in love with you
The first time
Every time
I miss
The kiss of your lips

Firm yet gentle
Soft and warm
Intertwined together
Fitting perfectly
While we dance
While we drive
While we sit together
While we walk
On the back of my neck
as we kiss
Around my shoulders
as we embrace
Exciting my heart
Calming my soul
The first time
Every time
I miss
The touch of your hands

Soft and warm
The rhythmic beating of your heart
Pulling me close
As if to make us both one
It gives me strength
It makes me weak
Comfortable and safe
It feels like home
The first time
Every time
I miss
The warmth of your embrace

Kindness and compassion
Passion and love
Fireplace warmth
Mountainous strength
Peaceful as a stream
Heavenly safe
The first time
Always
I miss
The comfort of your heart

Inspiring me
Challenging me
Humoring me
Surprising me
Teaching me
Humbling me
Strengthening me
Making me a better man
Your kiss
Your touch
Your embrace
Your heart
My Love,
I miss
You

~~~ Michael J Yore – 10-28-2008 ~~~

October 28, 2008 , 5:53PM Posted by | My Poetry, Poetry, Relationships, Romance | Comments Off on I Miss You

The Reason I Want You

There are many women who are attractive.
There are many women who have beautiful bodies.
There are many women who have beautiful eyes.
There are many women who have beautiful lips.
But I do not want those women.
I want you.
And there is a reason.

Some will say the reason must be your beautiful body.
And that may be true.
But your beautiful body is so much more… to me…
When I see your beauty,
I see your hard work and dedication to take care of yourself.
I see your self respect.
I see your pride and dignity.
I see your class and integrity.

When I come up behind you and gently place my hands on your hips
I feel your warm soft skin.
The warmth of your heart.
The softness of your demeanor.
The warmth of your love.
The softness of your compassion.
The warmth of your passion.

This is what I see and feel in your beautiful body.

Some will say the reason must be your beautiful eyes.
And that may be true.
But your eyes are so much more… to me…
When I look inside I see your strength.
When I look inside I see your independence.
When I look inside I see your determination.
When I look inside I see your desire.
When I look inside I see your pain.
When I look inside I see your weakness.
When I look inside I see your innocence.
When I look inside I see your trust.
When I look inside I see your romance.
When I look inside I see your passion.
For Life
For Love
For Me

This is what I see when I look into your beautiful eyes.

Some will say the reason must be your beautiful lips.
And that may be true.
But your lips are so much more… to me…
Your lips are those which speak your mind
Your lips are those which speak your goals
Your lips are those which speak your dreams
Your lips are those which sternly ridicule the wicked,
and calmly praise the innocent.
Your lips are those which confidently address the crowd,
and shyly address your love.
Your lips are those which strongly debate me,
and passionately give in to my temptation.
Your lips are those which tempt and tease and flirt.
Your lips are those which express to me your desire, your happiness, your frustration and your hurt.

This is what I feel when I kiss your beautiful lips.

So while other women may have beautiful bodies and eyes and lips,
they lack everything which makes you, my companion true.

The simple fact is

The reason I want you is…

YOU

~~~by Michael J. Yore – February 20, 2007~~~

February 20, 2007 , 5:52AM Posted by | Love, My Poetry, Poetry, Relationships, Romance | 1 Comment