My Wage

I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When 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, That any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have...

I Love Life

Our life, we may shape and mold, It’s more precious, than all the gold. As we wake, there’s a shine, From our sun, the day is fine. With our family, life we share, They love us back, they truly care. We are never, ever alone, We are people, we’re not stone. I love life, for the little things, When a little child sings. Abundant joy, we may create, I love...

7 Mystical Love Poems by Rumi

Here are some of my favorite mystical love poems by the great Sufi poet and mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi: 1 One went to the door of the Beloved and knocked. A voice asked: “Who is there?” He answered: “It is I.” The voice said: “There is no room here for me and thee.” The door was shut. After a year of solitude and deprivation this man...

Those We Love

They say the world is round – and yet I often think it’s square, So many little hurts we get From corner’s here and there. But there’s one truth in life I’ve found While journeying east and west, The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those...

Life Is Fine

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! ...

The Paradoxical Commandments

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.

Taoist Poems of Wisdom

If you appreciate the wisdom of Taoism, you’re certainly going to enjoy the following short yet insightful Taoist poems.Written by the reclusive Taoist sage Hung Ying-ming, this is a profound work on human nature and the essence of life. *** Those who do evil and yet fear that men should learn of it Are, in the midst of evils, still on the road to good. Those...

I’m Finally Accepting That We Are No Longer In Each Other’s Lives

Intro It’s been a while I was walking and I found myself At the chorus of our favorite song It was the first time in a very long time I had made it past the intro Without feeling sick to my stomach Without immediately skipping the song In that brief moment The rhythmic pattern became music And not a step back into time Not the memories of what is lost I...

This Might Be The Most Beautiful Poem Ever Written

I’ve always loved reading poems. To find a great poem, however, is a difficult thing, especially in a market oversaturated with poetry books of all sorts that usually have nothing of importance to say. The following prose poem, Desiderata, is certainly not one of those poems that you read and have no impact on you. Written by Max Erhman, it...

Secret Flowers

"Is love a light for me? A steady light, A lamp within whose pallid pool I dream Over old love-books? Or is it a gleam, A lantern coming towards me from afar Down a dark mountain? Is my love a star? Ah me!- so high above so coldly bright! The fire dances. Is my love a fire Leaping down the twilight muddy and bold? Nay, I'd be...

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