Become the best version of you

Become the best version of you

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
It will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”
This famous quote from Einstein is key,
As it encourages you to live your life lucid,

Fully aware of being one of a kind,
And in full control of your own fate,
By chasing the dreams you have in mind,
And achieving goals before it’s too late,

This qoute compells you not to compare
Yourself with others and common standards,
To realize your potential with love and care
As competing with others may leave you dandered,

Never forget who and what your are,
Don’t let the greatness and succes of others,
Discourage you for not coming as far,
And bring you down, or would you rather…

Complain about what you cannot do,
Instead of focussing on what you can?
This way, you wont make it through,
You have to show a little strength,

Discover your own gifts, and talents,
They are hidden within and really dormant,
When you find them, try to keep in balance
Keep in motion and take steps forward,

You can really go from zero to hundred,
Just make sure of a steady foundation,
Never believe you are weak or stunted,
This will affect your flow of mentation,

At last, listen to the voice of your soul,
In the mean time try to be clever and smart,
Always remember that you are in control,
And dont forget to let the heart do it’s part…

Mentje, July 16, 2019

Pretty Ugly

This next poem by Abdullah Shoaib can be read two ways. First read from top to bottom, then from bottom to top. It’s brilliant.

Pretty Ugly

I’m very ugly
So don’t try to convince me that
I am a very beautiful person
Because at the end of the day
I hate myself in every single way
And I’m not going to lie to myself by saying
There is beauty inside of me that matters
So rest assured I will remind myself
That I am a worthless, terrible person
And nothing you say will make me believe
I still deserve love
Because no matter what
I am not good enough to be loved
And I am in no position to believe that
beauty does exist within me
Because whenever I look in the mirror I always think
Am I as ugly as people say?

Abdullah Shoaib


Aedh wishes for the cloths of Heaven

Aedh wishes for the cloths of Heaven

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats 1865 – 1939

A short analysis by interestingliterature.com:

“The message is straightforward, and a perennial one in poetry (and, indeed, song lyrics). The speaker, addressing his lover or would-be lover, says: if I were a rich man, I’d give you the world and all its treasures. If I were a god, I could take the heavenly sky and make a blanket out of it for you. But I’m only a poor man, and obviously the idea of making the sky into a blanket is silly and out of the question, so all I have of any worth are my dreams. And dreams are delicate and vulnerable – hence ‘Tread softly’.”

Read the full article here.

This poem moves me because I can relate to the message it gives. I think it is a stunning poem. One of the best I ever layed my eyes on. It’s so simple but so meaningful. He puts my exact feelings to words. Special man this William Butler Yeats.

Love all there is

Love all there is

I feel, its about loving all there is,
Yourself, this earth and all it’s people,
Spread abundance, love, happiness and bliss,
From the depths of your authentic soul,

This world, this place, with all it’s treasures,
It’s so beautiful, stunning and magnificent,
Actually, it goes beyond any measures,
And the people it provides are all significant,

The people that roam this luminous earth,
We are all an amazing, fascinating collection
Every human being is of value and worth
Of a place on this planet, love and affection,

In life when you face certain people or things,
You may face harsh times and dire straits,
How you deal with this, will eventually bring,
You to determine and seal your own fate,

Cause you, yourself have a choice you see,
You can be loving, friendly, neutral or rude
Act on the negative or positive feels,
It’s all about your attitude,

I think good intentions are always rewarded,
Just like being forgiving and friendly,
Hatred, agression, they can’t be afforded,
So love all there is and do it gently,

When you decide to give someone love,
You are frankly being good and smart,
As being that gift from the heavens above,
Can heal and mend both of your hearts…

Mentje, July 13, 2019

Back in the game

Back in the game

You say we should forget about the past,
And focus on the the future we have,
That we should bond again, at last,
And this time we should give it our best,

Our best, this should be good enough,
We can do this together, we both have strength
A little help from the heavens above,
Will take us both to greater lengths,

So here we both are, back in the game,
Rays of sunshine on the skin of our faces,
No more accusations of who’s to blame,
Just the day and the night, and other phases…

Mentje, July 12, 2019

Be kind and smile

Be kind and smile

Once upon a time there was this lonely man,
Lost in darkness, depression and dispair,
His suffering really knew no end,
Life to him wasn’t all that fair,

One day he decided to end his life,
So he wrote this little note that said:
“I will walk to the bridge, and if someone smiles,
I won’t jump and will go home instead”

And he did, he walked up to the bridge,
Sadly no one smiled at the man,
So as promised he jumped of the ridge,
He fell to his death, according to plan,

If only one single person was nice enough,
To smile, with a kind ‘good evening’
He might have gone home, feeling loved,
With a much desired spark, and believing,

That his life is something worth fighting for,
That love and kindness do exist,
Maybe the smile would have opened a door,
To all the things that he had missed,

What I am trying to say in this little poem,
Is please be kind to everyone you see,
You never know what’s going on at home,
With the people you stumble upon on the streets,

One little smile can brighten someones day,
And leave a mark that can last forever
A kind salution really goes a long way,
It costs you nothing, so just be clever,

As one little smile can save a life,
It is all about love for yourself and others,
Look in to your heart and just be kind,
As someone else may not be bothered…

Mentje, July 7, 2019

This poem is based on a true story

I am so sorry love…

I am so sorry love…

I remember the day you pulled the knife from my heart,
From darkness you dragged me back into the light,
You stepped in my world when it was falling apart,
Ready to conquer, for me you would fight,

I am so sorry for letting go of your hand,
For leaving you so sudden, alone in the dark,
I dont know why and I can’t comprehend,
Why I had to destroy our house of cards,

Could it have been my surrounding dark skies?
The storms of life that were taking their toll?
I am so sorry for not hearing your cries,
And for not listening to the voice of my soul,

My beloved man, I have made a mistake,
I am so sorry for tearing your world apart,
There is not much I can do but break,
And expressing myself through this precious art,

Can you please forgive me for what I did to you?
For causing you so much sadness and pain?
I promise you sincerely, I was hurting too,
I just couldn’t handle that pouring rain…

Mentje, July 7, 2019