Monday, December 24, 2012

1212123st - Dis-Investment Policy of a South African Gazillinaire

1212123st - Dis-Investment Policy of a South African Gazillinaire


Monday, December 17, 2012

Grenade Crater Skys

They say that you, a road builder
Had such love for our country
You rushed out and waved your torch
To call the grenades down on yourself
And save the road for the troops

As my unit passed on that worn road
The grenade crater reminded us of your story
Your grave is radiant with bright-colored stones
Piled high with love for you, a young girl

As I looked in the grenade crater where you died
The rain water became a patch of sky
Our country is kind
Water from the sky washes pain away

Now you lie down deep in the earth
As the sky lay down in that earthen crater
At night your soul sheds light
Like the dazzling stars
Did your soft white skin
Become a bank of white clouds?

By day I pass under a sun-flooded sky
And it is your sky
And that anxious, wakeful disc
Is it the sun, or is it your heart
Lighting my way
As I walk down the long road?

The name of the road is your name
Your death is a young girl's patch of blue sky
My soul is lit by your life

And my friends, who never saw you
Each has a different image of your face

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dare To Be

When a new day begins,
Dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness,
Dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice,
Dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult,
Dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down,
Dare to fight back.

When there seems to no hope,
Dare to find some.

When you are feeling tired,
Dare to keep going.

When times are tough,
Dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you,
Dare to love again.

When someone is hurting,
Dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls,
Dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross path with another,
Dare to make them smile.

When you feel great,
Dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended,
Dare to feel as you have done your best.

Date to be the best you can-

At all times, dare to be!