Touching Shoulders

Here's a heartfelt poem about the strength other people provide without knowing it. The author is unknown and has been showing up since at least the 1970s:  Touching Shoulders There's a comforting thought at the close of the day,When I'm weary and lonely and sadThat sort of grips hold of this … Continue reading

Failure Poems

I know, I know: what can you learn from some poems about "failure"? Well, isn't it a "truism" that we learn more from failure than from success? With that in mind, give these old lost poems a few minutes' chance, and see what you can learn from them. My guess is you'll be glad you did. THERE … Continue reading

Quotes About Work

Here's a few work quotes for your enjoyment: The fun of being alive is realizing that you have a talent and you can use it every day, so it grows stronger. -Lou Centlivre We have too many people who live without working, and we have altogether too many who work without living. -Charles R. … Continue reading

It Shows In Your Face

Here's a great poem you've probably heard before; it's called "It Shows in Your Face" and the author is Lottie Pratt Brown. You don't have to tell how you live each day; You don't have to say if you work or you play; A tried, true barometer serves in the place-- However you live, it will show in … Continue reading

I Bargained With Life For A Penny

Here's a well-known poem that I'm sure you've read before. But I know it's a good one to be reminded of: My Wage "I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store. For Life is a just employer, He gives you what you ask, … Continue reading