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Phoenix Arise

This is dedicated to two of my friends who are going through tough times and also for all those who need encouragement. For JC and JF: Please remember: Your heart is big and your spirit is even bigger.

When the chips are down and you’re feeling low

When the tide turns and you’re being towed

When the world is against you and your spirit burns

When you hit rock bottom and there’s nowhere to turn

Look deep within you to draw from your soul

Seek strength and solace and make it your goal

To rise above the hurt, pain and tears

And face the world despite your fears

This is the step and the leap you will take

To heal your broken spirit and the heart break

Remember, the rainbow in its glorious hues

Only after rain and storm, appears on cue

To renew your spirit and grace the skies

While you, like the mythical Phoenix, will rise


© Wendy Robinson All rights reserved

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. ~Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh (by A.A. Milne)

Disclaimer: My thanks go to the artist of the above image.

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Look Up

When life gets you down and your spirit criesLookUp

And you feel despondent and tend to sigh

Look up to see miracles around you

You won’t be sorry, they are readily on view


A sunrise heralds the dawn with a greeting

Welcoming all as it begins heating

The earth and her inhabitants all anewPurpleDew

The flowers and buds just covered in dew


The animals rise out of burrows and dens

People scurry off to their office pens

Buses, trains and ferries all do

Join in the rush of life’s auto cueOfficePens


In their scurrying and hurrying to and fro

They miss unfolding beauty, crying ‘Lo’

See the splendour of the crimson clouds

Lining the skies and sea all around


Feel the caress of refreshing breezeAvenue

Against the canvas of parks and trees

See its playful dart along avenues

And down boulevards in colourful hues


Tipping hats, tugging at skirts

Teasing the hair in a playful mirth

The birds all join in a chorus of trills

That hail the dawn in respectful drillsSinging-bird


Each with unique song and sound

In robust homage that abound

And echoes in harmonious pitch

To declare ‘Be thankful,’ you are rich


To hear, to see, to smell, to feel

All nature’s wonders upon a reel

That’s around to enjoy and embraceNatureMineJPG

Be mindful, you of the human race.


For sight and sound, a touch that’s gentle

Such gifts are priceless, not for rental

See all that you can with eyes anew

Before they are taken away from you


What you have are blessed beyond measure20050515-8942%20Kyle%20looking%20up

Be grateful, treat them like gold or treasure

Begin the day with joy that erupts

The best way to begin is to look up.


(C) Wendy Robinson August 2015

It is good to have money, and the things money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy. ~ George H Lorimer

Disclaimer: Two of the images are mine. The rest are from the internet and credit goes to the various photographers who captured them.

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