Forget About ...

Forget about the days when its been cloudy
But don't forget your hours in the sun
Forget about the times you've been defeated
But don't forget the victories you've won
Forget about the mistakes that you can't change now
But don't forget the lessons that you've learned
Forget about the days when you've been lonely
But don't forget about the friendly smiles you've seen
Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right
But don't forget to always have a dream.

By Amanda Bradley

Remember When ...

Those words always start the most wonderful
Conversation between you and me
We can laugh ourselves to tears over
The crazy things we've been through together
And even the sad things have only brought us closer
It's good to talk about the past with you again and again.

No one could ever take your place in my memories
But even more importantly
No one could ever take your place in my lofe
Today, tomorrow or ever!

By Barbara Loots

Things Came and Went

"You have loved someone
And that special someone loved you too
You shared secrets, sang songs,
Read and made poems together
Sad memories still worth crying for
Happy thoughts still remembered.
I always enjoy being with you
We used to laugh together, cry together,
Run and walk together
You and I will be friends forever
Although we could only talk in our minds
And in our dream...
Now I know that things come and go
And you... you came and went. "

As Long As We Believe

We all have our own separate pathways to take
Our own destinations to choose
We all have our own contributions to make
Our own speacial talents to use
We all have our own kind of life to pursue
Our own kind of dreams to be weaving
And we all have the power to make wishes come true
As long as we keep on believing.

by Amanda Bradley

Reach For Your Dreams

If you welcome every morning and the special chance it brings
To try new paths, to open some new door
To look a little deeper and to reach a little further
To aim a little higher than before...

If you strive to fill each moment with some beauty and some purpose
To seek out joys that mean the most to you...
Then you will greet each evening one day richer in contentment
One day closer to the dreams that you pursue.

by Amanda Bradley

Don't Quit!!!

Don't quit when the tide is lowest,
For it's just about to turn;
Don't quit over doubts and questions,
For there's something you may learn.

Don't quit when the night is darkest,
For it's just a while 'till dawn;
Don't quit when you've run the farthest,
For the race is almost won.

Don't quit when the hill is steepest,
For your goal is almost nigh;
Don't quit, for you're not a failure
Until you fail to try!

by Jill Wolf

April Rain

It is not raining rain to me,
It's raining daffodils;
In every dimpled drop I see
Wild flowers on the hills.

The clouds of gray engulf the day
And overwhelm the town;
It is not raining rain to me,
It's raining roses down.

It is not raining rain to me,
But fields of clocer bloom,
Where any buccaneering bee
May find a bed and room.

A health unto the happy!
A fig for him who frets!
It is not raining rain to me
It's raining violets.

by Robert Loveman