Friday, 21 July 2017


Feeling heavy, off-center today
A small misstep upon the fray
Our hero starts to fall, and calls
Hands splayed out, to the wall
But misses the railing
And goes sailing
Down the stairs
Balance impaired
And palms the floor
Someone grabs his collar
And pulls him up - lucky fella!
Choking, with gratitude, he smiles
Off-center, off-colour, for a while.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Ha Ha Ha, Hallelujah.

(A nonsense poem to brighten up your day.)

Ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha!
Ho ho ho ho, ho ho ho!
He he he he, he he he!
Ha ha ha, hallelujah!

When times are good, hallelujah!
When times are bad, hallelujah!
When feeling happy, hallelujah!
When feeling sad, hallelujah!

In the sun, hallelujah!
In the rain, hallelujah!
When in health, hallelujah!
When in pain, hallelujah!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Do it, even though you may not get the credit

I really like this video, even though it is in Thai, and not English. The short midget in the video is the embodiment of the "never say die" attitude that we need among the citizens, and his selfless efforts are enjoyed by all.

It is true that in life, we sometimes sacrifice for others without them even knowing. And other people, who may know it or not, often take credit for the work that we do. But if you want to do something for the good of the people, do it, even though you may not get the credit.

Too often, we hear others grumble that this isn't good enough, or that isn't as it should be. And if you should catch them in that moment when they grumble in response to something that has just happened, it is the right time to ask, "What will you do about it?" And you shouldn't be surprised to hear the response, "I will not do anything...."

Why do some people insist on doing nothing?

Because it's easier to do nothing, than to do something. Just stay put.

Because doing nothing costs nothing. And you don't believe in being generous.

Because when you do something, you risk doing it wrong. And getting criticised for it.

Because there are just too many things that need doing. And so it's easier to leave it all aside and let it sort itself out.

And because doing nothing frees up time for doing something. Because when you decide to do something, you cannot do nothing.

But there's a misconception there.

Because by doing nothing, it costs you nothing today. But that doesn't mean that it will not affect you tomorrow.

Because what you do (or don't do) today will affect you, tomorrow.

And because doing nothing when you could have done something means having forfeited your right to take positive action to save yourself.

So do something.

Save the country. Save yourselves. Don't just stand there....

Monday, 26 December 2016

New Year is in God's Hands

Christmas has just left. Happy New Year!!

When you wish someone "Happy New Year"...

We always wish our friends and relatives, "Happy New Year!" simply because it's the end of the year. What are some of the reasons that we say, "Happy New Year"? Here are three possibilities. . .

First, you are happy that it's the new year. Hence, "happy" new year. "I'm happy that it's the new year," you tell your friend, "and so you should be."

Second, you may hope that the new year is happy. Hence, "happy" new year. "I hope that the new year will be a happy one for you," you are saying, "and here's hoping that everything will go smooth!"

Third, you might imagine that it's a seasonal greeting, and you say it because it's the "appropriate" thing to say. Hence, "happy" new year. "It's a public holiday, and I'm so happy to see you," you are saying, "so let's just shout happy new year together and drink a toast to that!"

But wait, there might be a fourth possibility . . .

Sunday, 18 December 2016

How I fell sick

Chills ran down my spine
Hands shook and knuckles white

I held her bag and clenched my teeth
She and the kids, had a biscuit spree

The aircond overhead blew
Its gusts so cold and true.

Her basket was finally full
And then, I said: "Ah choo!"

I'd waited, and got the flu.

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