Best Foot Forward



If your get up and go has got up and gone

Don’t dwell forever on whatever went on

Live for the moment, spend every minute

Enjoying your life and everything in it

Count every blessing for time will not wait

Until you’re feeling better – it might be too late

Get help if you need it, acknowledge your pain

It’s time to get back on your feet once again

Let your light shine, show your face to the world

You have every reason to smile and be proud

Dust yourself down, blow the cobwebs away

Put your best foot forward and embrace this new day.

© Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from Shades of Light and Dark


Poems by Marcia – 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 – Human Nature


So you’ve had a bad day

You’re angry and tired

Fed up of people

The cheats and the liars

Sick to your back teeth

Of gossip and scandal

You’ve had your fill

All you can handle

You want to shut the door

And hide

From the evil world

That lurks outside

Pretend for a moment

That you don’t exist

Would anyone notice?

Would you be missed?

It’s human nature

To feel this way

The dips in life

Have a role to play

They teach us endurance

And how to survive

To deal with others

On the path of life

So if you think

Today has been a mess

Tell yourself

It’s just been a test

To make you appreciate

All that is good

It’s just life’s way of checking

That you’ve understood.

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

Poems by Marcia – Time to Shine


Hey you, looking in the mirror!

Hold your head upright

Smile at the person staring back at you

They are awesome – they are alright

Look into their eyes for a moment

Hold their gaze, don’t be shy; be strong

The person staring back has a presence

They are sure in life; they belong

They don’t consider themselves a misfit

Charisma just pours from their veins

The person staring back has the confidence

To hold and steer life’s reins

Take time to admire that reflection

Love what you see; be content

If the person staring back isn’t happy

Ask yourself where they went

Pick up from the point where you lost them

Take a new path, you will be fine

The person staring back has a duty

To let everyone see how they shine

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

Poems by Marcia – Bruises


I’ve fought some wars

I bear the scars

Each wound a story to tell

A lesson learned

Or fingers burned

Life always turns out well

Good or bad

Happy or sad

Experiences are what shape us

It’s how we respond

To what comes along

That’s going to make or break us

We have a choice

To use our voice

And let ourselves be heard

Allow people to see

We are unique

Through deeds as well as words

Whatever your battle

With which you wrestle

No-one wins or loses

But we do all grow

Whether friend or foe

And learn from all life’s bruises.

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

Poems by Marcia – A Friend in your Pocket


I’m a friend in your pocket

To brighten up your day

A little thought-provoking book

To guide you on your way

A poem for all your emotions

I cover the bad and the good

And reflect on life’s situations

Whilst offering my hand out, with love

I speak from the voice of experience

And a heart that knows pleasure and pain

I’m grateful for all of life’s lessons

So I can help you on your feet once again

Please keep me inside your pocket

Refer to my poems now and then

It’s comforting to know that wherever you go

My words help you love, grow and mend.

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

Poems by Marcia – A Puzzle to Solve


What is a life without challenge?

We can’t have it good all the time

Each test we take is progress made

A lesson to share down the line

To pass on our knowledge and wisdom

Is what helps our world to evolve

We would never grow if life was just so

Each day brings a puzzle to solve

So deal with each problem directly

Don’t bury your head in the sand

Face things straight on ’til the issue is gone

Or life will just get out of hand

Be thankful to find a solution

For the answer is always in reach

Often it lies in front of our eyes

If we take off the blinkers to see

For everything we ever need

Is always within our grasp

We have the tools, we have the skills

To deal with every task

So have faith in yourself, move forward

Notice the signs that life gives

Hesitation and procrastination

Are not words by which to live

Feel the benefit for taking action

Sigh a huge breath of relief

There is nothing in life we can’t deal with

So long as we have self-belief

(c) Marcia J. Kenyon – Taken from The Butterfly Collection