If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t,
It’s almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will,
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you’re outcast, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
~ Walter D Wintle
Such a beautiful poem with truth in every word, a gift to all of us from Walter D Wintle.
A Butterfly, a Chapel, a Ladybird, a Breeze
There’s the beauty of an angel inside each one of these
There’s the same beauty in each one of us, If that is how we choose to be
Free and flowing like an angel in each of you and me
The beauty of an angel, the beauty you can’t always see.
Trust in yourself , be true to what you know
In what is right for your life
On who you are and where to go
Listen within, trust and show that you know
In how far you can go and what it is you need to show
Open up your heart and world by listening from within
It’s from there where your life can really begin
It is there where the answers lie
Only there within
Looking outside your life will not lead you right
As others will only see you through their own eyes
Show to all what it is that you can really do
Do that which is really right and really true for you
Only then will you really know how to bring to life
That which is your true power from within your own life
I feel, I know
I feel, you know
I feel your soul
I see, I grow
I see your soul
I see, you know
You feel it too
I know you do
My soul is lost to you
This poem is written for someone who I feel close to on a very deep level, this experience was also what led me to begin writing poetry, as it was easier to express in this way. Some experiences in life can be difficult and hard to understand, but each experience always has a lesson or gift within it. This experience has taught me that some things just can’t be intellectualized, only experienced.
As Helen Keller said;
‘The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.’
So many changes, so many lives
Always beginning and ending like day and night
How do I approach each time and each one
With a fresh new mind like I’ve just begun
Letting go of the old and in with the new
With no expectations or just maybe a few
Each experience brings new learning and insight
If I just listen to my heart then I know It’ll be alright
Each new time brings new love and light
There is no need to fight because each time leads to something right.
And so I will choose to lead a life that will shine forever bright.