Poems by Marcia – Don’t Be Sad

DON’T BE SAD

 

There’s a sadness in your heart

What are you going to do?

Are you going to sit and let

It cloak itself around you?

No-one likes the feeling

Of being low and down

Much better to be positive

Smile, my friend, don’t frown

Face up to your troubles

Look them in the eye

Although it might seem daunting

You really have to try

Remember how it feels to be happy

When you radiate warmth and love

Knowing you’re glowing feels fantastic

So shine and rise above

For only when you take some action

Can you change the way that you feel

Eradicate all that is negative

And notice how quickly you heal.

 

(c) Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from The Butterfly Collection

Poems by Marcia – The Many Facets of Love

THE MANY FACETS OF LOVE

Love is the reason that we are here

Its universal message so loud and clear

Fathomless and often so misunderstood

A mystery, through history, this thing we call love

Its facets and depths surround us each day

Always indifferent – never the same

What’s good for me is not good for you

We all have our tolerances and points of view

We can think love, feel love or choose not to know

Swap red blood for blue blood as cold as pure snow

But a person without love will wither and die

Like a flower without water starved of life

When on our death bed it is love we will want

Our friends and the family, not what’s in the bank

Love is in nature and places we visit

Not in possessions and everyday gimmicks

Love keeps on giving, it’s a powerful force

We’ve all felt its magnitude from some kind of source

A happier place is the world seen with love

For it conquers the negative and shows us the good.

(c) Marcia J. Kenyon, (2015) – taken from Shades of Light and Dark

Poems by Marcia – Opposites

OPPOSITES

Positive, negative, up or down

Life’s full of opposites

Then turns around

It mirrors our soul

Our innermost thoughts

Open your eyes

To the life you have brought

You may not believe

That you have created

All that’s before you

Good or ill-fated

You cannot deny

When you take a look

That you played a part

In your very own book

There’s always a choice

And no-one can say

Which is the right path

For us to take

We are all individuals

We are all unique

From the hair on our heads

To the shoes on our feet

Your choice and my choice

May not be the same

But life carries on

Throw the dice, play the game

Remember the wheel of life

Keeps on spinning

There’s always a flip-side

When you think you are winning.

(c) Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from The Butterfly Collection

Poems by Marcia – The Story of You

THE STORY OF YOU

Life is a book to which we hold the key

It needn’t be such a mystery

We chose to write a page a day

As we go about things in our own way

No two books are ever the same

They are personal to us and will always remain

Unique in their content, fresh in their style

Full of events that made life worthwhile

So what is your story – how would it read?

Is it boring and sad or full of intrigue?

Do you live for the moment or let things pass by?

Are you happy with how you go about life?

At the end of your days when you look back

Will you be accomplished on your chosen path?

Or will you fall short and not make the grade

For the route that you took and decisions you made?

Never blame anyone else in your life

For the way it’s turned out, whether wrong or right

Live it on your terms, be true to yourself

A best-selling novel to grace the shelf.

(c) Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from Shades of Light and Dark

Poems by Marcia – A Gentle Shake

A GENTLE SHAKE

I’m here to give you a gentle shake

To wake you up inside

Light the fires of all your dreams

Renew your lust for life

Like a howling wind or a bird that sings

I’ll reach right through to your core

Be in your head as you lie in bed

Motivate you once more

Get you back upon your horse again

To hold the reins of life

Steer, control, uplift your soul

I’ll be right by your side

Journey on, life is fun

It starts with just one step

Follow your nose, go with the flow

Have no time for regrets

Listen within, let your instinct direct

For it knows you more than yourself

Trust how you feel to know what is real

Your inner voice happy to help

Each day is a chance to start a new life

Decide what you want – make it happen!

Your dreams are only a thought away

So turn your thoughts to action.

(c) Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from The Butterfly Collection

Poems by Marcia – A Thought for the Day

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Do you flow through life, or does life flow through you?

Do you know you control what happens to you?

Each path that you take, every thought that you make

Determines your life – it is yours to create

Two people could face the same situation

But their thoughts and actions would produce different outcomes

Which just goes to prove that how we think and feel

Affects our surroundings and how we perceive ‘real’

We are the directors of our own lives

Trusting our instinct to tell us what’s right

Be guided by self, believe in your dreams

Create your reality, turn thoughts into things.

(c) Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from Shades of Light and Dark