Life’s Odyssey (Haiku Series #159)

Better Tomorrow’s

Life crushed and shattered

Love’s undelivered intent—

Youthful innocence

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Starting Over

Where walked once before

Narrative regains traction—

Now making new tracks

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Learning’s Bridges

Confidence growing

Moments shared with life’s mentors—

Lessons never end

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Jack Nicklaus Quotes

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s level of aspiration and expectation.

Confidence is believing in your own ability, knowing what you have to do to win.  My confidence was developed through preparation.

Ohio native Jack Nicklaus (born 1940) is considered by many to be the greatest American professional golfer.  Born in Columbus and later attending The Ohio State University, his accomplishments are too numerous to count.

Positive Attitude (Elfchen Series #74)

Optimistic

Pessimism

Gloomy predictions

Tossing them out

Believing in brighter tomorrow

Confidence

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Enticing

Temptation

Refrigerator’s pleasures

Sweet, salty, fat

Waiting to sabotage body

Goodbye

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Undaunted

Life

Daily philosophy

Follow these words

“Just do it”—yes!

Fearless

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Positive Affirmations

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Sharing affirmation

Bringing life tender smiles

Instilling confidence

Overcoming trials

 

Echoing words of praise

Focusing on kindness

Speaking positive words

Removing fear’s blindness

 

Spreading more peace and joy

Helping each other out

Expressing happiness

Casting away life’s doubts

 

Watching out for darkness

Lighting up someone’s day

Affirming yet again

Sweetening life’s sorbet

 

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In writing this poem, my creative juices challenged my poetic pen to quickly craft meaningful prose filled with positivity.  Today, may your thoughts and actions toward others share plenty of positive affirmation.

Living with Confidence

A very early poem of mine was entitled “Still a Desperate Man” which was inspired by Eric Church’s top country music hit of “Desperate Man.”  If you missed the earlier poem, follow the link.  I want to thank Jim Borden of Borden’s Blather for encouraging me to write this sequel.  I encourage you to check out Jim’s blog with its wonderful and inspiring variety of posts.

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Waking up each morning, right on time

My alarm clock allows this day to climb

Feeling happiness—this life now rhymes

 

Driving to work in a brand new set of wheels

With low monthly payments, my wallet squeals

Feeling joy—kicking up these dancing heels

 

Returning from work, this day’s in the books

Satisfied with how that hefty, new raise looks

Feeling elation—inviting a new life’s chinook

 

Opening up the fridge, filled with favorite delights

Dinner tonight, taking taste buds to new heights

Feeling serenity—life marches in bright lights

 

Opening the mail one quiet afternoon

My love’s note makes this heart swoon

Feeling peace—love takes us to the moon

 

Looking forward to seeing her this weekend

Her love will always be a blessed godsend

Feeling humility—life no longer at loose ends

 

This incredible life now follows a new game plan

Sailing calm waters aboard life’s catamaran

No longer will I ever feel like a desperate man

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