My Favorite Poems

                                         My Favorite Poems


hey everyone. on this page you will find my favorite poems. they can be funny, cute, inspirational, a song, or just anything I happen to find that I really like. they may not even be poems as such, but proverbs or quotes. I hope you enjoy this page!






                                                        The Goops
the goops they lick their fingers
the goops they lick their knives
they spill their broth on the tablecloth
they live untidy lives

the goops they talk while eating
how loud and fast they chew
and that is why I'm glad I'm not a goop
Are you?




                                                           Tools To Help 
                                                                              by  


No matter the person,
Or the obsession,
A bag of tools,
Is given with lesson.

Ever person,
Who walks with life,
Needs some tools,
To help get through strife.

Tools to help get through,
Conflicts and addictions.
Tools come in handy,
And help with restrictions.

With conflict the best tool,
Is to find a resolution.
With problems the best tool,
Is to find the solution.

With your unhappiness the best tool,
Is to change your situation.
With someone else's unhappiness,
Help them see their blessings.

With feelings of exhaustion,
Is to stop and take care.
When you lose faith,
Take time to say a little prayer.

With every issue,
You have a helping hand.
That will lead you the right way,
Just let God be part of the plan .





                                              Who Shall We Help Today 
                                                                    Poet: John McLeod, © 1982
 

Who shall we help today, my friends,
Who shall we help today?
A poor-man passing in the road
A word to ease his way?
A kindly thought, a friendly deed
A smile so freely given?
These are the treasures all may give
These are the keys to heaven!

Who shall we help today, my friends,
Who shall we help today?
A sad soul in distress perhaps?
Kneel with that soul and pray; 
Show him the love our Father showed
In the way His son was given:
These are the gifts all have to give, 
These are the keys to heaven!

Who shall we help today, my friends,
Who shall we help today?
The lame, the sick, all those in need?
So much that one can say
And do to help another's pain
In love's compassion given,
Yours is the gift of giving, friend,
Yours are the keys to heaven!




The Serenity Prayer
By Reinhold Neibuhr

God grant that I might have
The courage to change the things I can,
The serenity to accept the things I cannot,
And the wisdom to know the difference


"Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give." Author Unknown, from The Value of a Smile

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. Spanish Proverb 
If you procrastinate then this proverb applies to you! 

                                        Get A Transfer 
                                                                        Poet: Unknown 

If you are on the Gloomy Line,
Get a transfer.
If you're inclined to fret and pine,
Get a transfer.
Get off the track of doubt and gloom,
Get on the Sunshine Track -there's room-
Get a transfer. 

If you're on the Worry Train,
Get a transfer.
You must not stay there and complain,
Get a transfer.
The Cheerful Cars are passing through,
And there's lots of room for you-
Get a transfer. 

If you're on the Grouchy Track,
Get a transfer.
Just take a Happy Special back,
Get a transfer.
Jump on the train and pull the rope,
That lands you at the station of Hope-
Get a transfer.

                               A five minute poem about donuts 
                                         Poet: John McLeod, (c) 1988 

A five minute poem about doughnuts
Can only be five minutes long
Unless it's a two minute sonnet
Or a six and three quarter hour song;
Of course if it's written in Gaelic
You can cheerfully sing it in Dutch
Except when the weight is in gallons
And then it would cost you too much.
Whatever, it's taken exactly
Four minutes nineteen to arrive,
At the crux of this poem about doughnuts,
Which as everyone knows….
takes…. five!






I am Thanking You Right NOW 
author unknown 
Dear GOD:
I want to thank You for what you have already done.
I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards;
I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better;
I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me;
I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears ;
I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves;
I am going to thank you right now.
I am not going to wait until the children are asleep and the house is quiet;
I am going to thank you right now.
I am not going to wait until I get promoted at work or until I get the job;
I am going to thank you right now.
I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain or grief;
I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed;
I am thanking you right now.
I am thanking you because I am alive. I am thanking you because I made it through the day's difficulties. I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.
I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.
I'm thanking you because FATHER, YOU haven't given up on me.