Times are tough

Times are really very tough;
There is no gainsaying;
The storms are wild,
Waves striking, bashing
and battering the boat
On all sides;
The threat to life is high;
Will it capsize or shatter?
Fears and worries are rife;
Uncertainty fills the air;
We are caught between
The lion and the deep sea;
What’s the best action?
That is the question sitting
On the table;
Seeking an urgent response;
We want a way forward;
If we wear our thinking cap,
And let it begin to spin;
It will cough out an answer;
Recall your lessons in school:
First: “When the going is tough”, what happens?
“The tough get going.”
Second: What happens with”Tough times”?
They “never last;
But tough people do.”
There, we get what we want;
During these precarious times,
When times are so tough,
We have to be tough;
To get going;and to last.
Are you tough enough to get going?
That is your challenge.
And forget not,
Wherefrom best toughness comes;
From heaven above;
The Scriptures tell us:
In Psalm 46:1 – 3:
“God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble, so we will not be afraid even if the earth is shaken and the mountains fall into the ocean depths; even if the seas roar and rage, and the hills are shaken by the violence.”
We have to be strongly rooted
In faith in our creator;
Fear cannot then share a room,
Let alone a bed with us.
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
The times are tough
But by his grace,
We will make it in a big way.


Challenge to the USA

Hello America!
Lovely, nice people;
Good, great country;
Land of freedom;
Land of democracy;
Land of opportunity;
Today is 4th of July;
You celebrate
Declaration of Independence;
What a great day!
With a clarion call; A big challenge;
As you celebrate
The day you changed
The course of history;
And gave it a better direction.
You are a great nation,
By many, far and near admired;
Role model;
We count on v you
To continue to show,
And light the way
That the world must follow;
Of recent, worrisome signals
Have raised their ugly head;
Democracy appears to be
On the slab for slaughter;
The values of light
Gradually rubbed in mud
And trampled upon;
Integrity overthrown
By pocket power;
Letting out waves of worry;
And fear across the continents;
Can we continue to count on you, America?
Is America still ready,
And able to champion
The struggle
To free the world
From the fangs and tyranny
Of unscrupulous persons?
That is your challenge,
4th July country;
Land of freedom and democracy.

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Let’s be leaders (Be inspired today 182 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

When one day ends,
Another day begins;
Each day comes
Carrying on its head,
Its own load of realities
Weighing it down;
A mix of blessings
And challenges;
Though more challenges
We, in our numbers
And negativity tend to see.
Each day comes
Challenging us to leave
Our comfort zone
And dare to venture
Into new territory;
To explore,
To test,
To discover;
To conquer;
To either lead or follow;
Who will take the challenge?
As for me,
I will;
I will venture;
I will risk;
I will think outside the box.
I will leave my comfort zone
And lead the way;
I wasn’t born to follow;
I was born to lead;
I know the way;
I will move;
I know where to go;
And how to get there.
And what I don’t know,
I will learn;
Follow me!
As I take the challenge;
As I leave my comfort zone;
As I think outside the box;
And lead the way.
What of you?
If you want to lead with me,
Let’s go!
Jump on the train;
Others will follow us.
Let’s not be folliwers;
Let’s be leaders!

New word Challenge 2

Our new word today is insipid
What does it mean? How can it be used in a sentence?
Can you write a story? A poem? A piece of drama using
The word insipid?
Set your mind to work. Be creative. Why not simply  make
some sentences with this word or give synonyms.
You have the leeway to do as you like.
If you write a post, send us the link.
Thanks for participation.

Kindness challenge day 2

Have you done a kind deed today?

Intend to do or say something kind?

Appreciated some one?

Complimented someone?

A wish?

Get well wish?

These are all acts of kindness. Why not share with us? Go to the Comment box, please. Even appreciating this post and encouraging us are acts of kindness.

Be kind to others. That kindness will come back to you a hundredfold.

A tad of kindness makes the world better.

The kindness challenge

I like when people
Are kind to me;
I think others will also like
If I am kind to them;
Hence, I spare no opportunity
To be kind to someone:
I like to be of help;
I like to support others;
To collaborate;
Isn’t it a good thing?
I believe the world needs
And that if we were all kind
To one another,
The world would be sweet.
Let us each be kind
In our own little corner,
In our own small way;
That can go a long way,
Can’t it?.
It can;
Thus, I encourage you,
To show a little kindness
On a daily basis.
That, I try to do.
Let’s challenge ourselves;
Call it the kindness
Or kind act challenge;
By which we show kindness
In words and or deeds
To someone at least,
On a daily basis;
Or do we say weekly basis?
Let me know what you think;
If you are in for this,
Please,say so;
That would be kind of you.

This post was inspired by a comment about kindness made on my site by Chris Of Living Healthier and Happier blog.