Poetry and Prose
(by Edgar Guest)
I have to live with myself and so
I want to be fit for myself to know
I want to be able as the days go by
Always to look yourself straight in the eye
I don't want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for things I have done
I can never hide myself from me
I see what others may never see
I know what others may never know
I can never fool myself and so
Whatever happens, I want to be
Self respecting and conscience free
I'm Glad To Be Me
I look in the mirror and what do I see?
I see the "me" no one else can be.
I am precious! I am glad to be me.
My hair, my face, my personality
My size, my shape, the color of my skin
All make up me, outside and in.
I Can Do Anything!
I can do anything, anything you see
I can swim the biggest ocean and climb the tallest tree
I can tame a crocodile, have a dragon for a pet
Drive a racing car, and fly a jumbo jet
I can ride a bucking bronco and you'll never see me fall
I can do anything, anything at all!
We say "Thank you." We say "Please," and "Excuse Me" when we sneeze. That's the way we do what's right. We have manners. We're polite!
Good, Better, Best...Never let it rest until your good becomes better and your better becomes best!
Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl
One was an optimistic soul
The other took the gloomy view
"We'll drown," he cried without more ado
So, with his last despairing cry
He flung up his legs and said, "Goodbye!"
Said the other frog, with a plucky grin
"I can't get out, but I won't give in"
"I'll just swim until my strength is spent"
"Then I can die with more content."
Bravely, he swam until it would seem
His struggles began to churn the cream
At last, on top of the butter he stopped
And out of the bowl, he gladly hopped.
What is the moral? It is easily found...
If you can't get out, keep swimming around!