Weakest of the Weak

This is free-verse poem that I must have saved in a diskette nearly 20 years ago. I loved this piece the first time I read it.

The poem’s verses speak of love, wanting but only watching and very much hurting. Quite beautiful, this one.

Strength

I am strong

When I feel dawn’s gentle kiss on my cheek
And wish for nothing more but your touch
I stay still and keep my hand empty

While you look on another with whole soul in your eyes
Dare I snatch you away?
I fall silent and whisper, “Never”
On a night like tonight
Only your arms can lull me to sleep
Yet I lift no finger to call you

Then the stars fall from heaven
As it happens once more
I see the whole universe
Walk through the door
In spite of myself, I hear you move
I feel you speak
And wish for nothing more
But to be the weakest of weak

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What is Failure?

Thank you very much to my good friend Mei from the Philippines for sharing this lovely piece with me.

I hope everyone will find it as meaningful as I have. Enjoy!

Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure.
It means you have not succeeded.

Failure doesn’t mean you accomplished nothing.
It means you have learned something.

Failure doesn’t mean that you have been a fool.
It means you had a lot of faith.

Failure doesn’t mean you have been disgraced.
It means you were willing to try.

Failure doesn’t mean you don’t have it.
It means you have to do something in a different way.

Failure doesn’t mean you are inferior.
It means you are not perfect.

Failure doesn’t mean you have wasted your life.
It means you have a reason to start afresh.

Failure doesn’t mean you should give up.
It means you must try harder.

Failure doesn’t mean you will never make it.
It means it will take a little longer.

Failure doesn’t mean God has abandoned you.
It means God has a better way for you.

Business Signs of the Times

This is one of those perpetually forwarded “fun” emails from years back that I still kept in my hard drive for amusement.

What the hey, I still like some of the stuff I read so I wanted to share these on my blog.

Sign over a gynecologist’s office:
Dr. Jones, at your cervix.

In a podiatrist’s office:
Time wounds all heels.

On a septic tank truck in Oregon:
Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels

At a proctologist’s door:
To expedite your visit, please back in.

On a plumber’s truck:
Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.

At a tire shop in Milwaukee:
Invite us to your next blowout.

On a plastic surgeon’s office door:
Hello. Can we pick your nose?

At a towing company:
We don’t charge an arm and a leg. We want tows.

On an electrician’s truck:
Let us remove your shorts.

In a non-smoking area:
If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.

At an optometrist’s office:
If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.

On a taxidermist’s window:
We really know our stuff.

On a fence:
Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!

At a car dealership:
The best way to get back on your feet – miss a car payment.

Outside a muffler shop:
No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.

In a restaurant window:
Don’t stand there and be hungry. Come on in and get fed up.

In the front yard of a funeral home:
Drive carefully. We’ll wait.

And don’t forget the sign at a Chicago radiator shop:
Best place in town to take a leak.