Sometimes,
We don't learn by Doing the Right Thing,
We learn from doing the Wrong Thing.
We actually develop skills in our sins.
That are applicable
When we are trying to do something
BENEFICIAL to others.
That's the Strange thing about Life.
Virtue can be Cowardly,
But Evil is Bold!

I wish I could get you to see
the value in being proactive
planning ahead
doing with a purpose
with only you as your guide.

I wish I could get you to see
the value in strategizing
connecting the dots
forming patterns
as they emerge
arranging by importance
categorizing priorities
forgetting only being lazy
and a habitual apathy

I wish I could get you to see
the value in self-dependency
managing your time
and resources wisely
for you to properly care for thee.

I wish I could get you to see
the value in your precious potential
a purpose far beyond residential.

I wish I could get you to see
the great value I see in you.
Spend your worth wisely, son,
and I'll spend all mine on you!

K.R.Dalton
4-12-17 (C)

This is what emerged when reflecting on the topic: undervalued topics.

My son will be going to college in a little over a year, and I worry that he won't be ready for life without my reminders. He's a bright kid with a bright future! I pray he lives up to his potential and for time to slow down.

Thanks for reading! K:)
Kate Pruneau Sep 2016

This is a Haiku,
Or maybe it's not, oh well
I really don't care.

I love and hate haikus at the same time.
faithfulpadfoot Jan 2016

Sometimes I wish I could live without
The immortal threat of time;
No ticking heart or beating clock,
Or hourly clanging chime;
No sleep to waste the night away,
No job to waste the day,
A commitment-free immortality
With no rules to obey.
I'd read all of the written books
And add more to the collection,
I'd sing and dance, enhance my skills
To the highest form of perfection;
Explore the world and all its secrets,
Unravel mysteries,
And to every lock I've ever found,
I'd hunt and find the key;
I'd watch every single movie,
1896 to now,
I'd make my own, even though I know
They'd never please a crowd;
I could make my clothes, build a ship,
Do all there is to do,
But even eternity could not beat
Just one second spent with you.

Zero wazhere Dec 2015

I thought of what skill I'd want to have, I thought maybe I wanted to have a musical talents so I could sarenade you in song. Then I thought maybe poetry so I could win you over with words as sweet as honey. And as I kept thinking I pictured my self with the skill of running fast so I'm their as soon as you need me.

But now I'm sitting here with no skills writing words you will never read.

Kali Aug 2015

I can't help lately
That I have stopped wanting to fight
Stopped wanting to snap
And bark and sting with my words
I've swept it under the rug
And given you a bear hug
And gritted my teeth and just been
Okay

I've stopped trying to tell you
To stop
To slow down
To listen
To talk
But I still start the sentences
That will come off bitchy and come off
Rude
Or sharp
Or sassy.

And then I stop myself because
Why bother fighting and
Repeating and fighting
And
Repeating
Because I treasure you
When you smile and when we laugh
And when there is no time to say
Stop
Or slow down
Or come sleep
Or please eat

So now inside I have this turmoil
This weird feeling I haven't felt in so long
This screaming clawing gnawing tearing
Feeling
That wants me to speak
That wants me to scream
But instead

I am learning to just
Be
Okay
And let you be you and
Just stop
Nagging

It's so hard

Thomas M Franey Aug 2015

For those who grew up differently or had difficulties in life, there is something inside of you that can make you great.  you may think differently, hence,  the world will not understand nor accept  the way you think and act upon existing  is merely your defense mechanism to survive. Only know that socialistic responsibilities is a key to not only adapt to the world but to excel in your abilities. It is okay, to be who you are; It is okay to fall; It is okay to above the line of normal that is defined by society, only if you apply some filter on your self-representation.  Know your skills and go after it. Find your dream and make steps everyday for that dream. Remember that once fallen, everything must go up. To explain, Gravity does not pull you, instead it is a force that pushes to the ground. That said, life pushes you everyday, not to destroy you, but to make you stronger and adapt.

This is what I see you in all, the power of language; Your writing, is the key to an effective communication to others as well as to your self.  
When you're bored , upset, emotional, write your fingers off! Write write write! Make poems, develop stories, teach somebody what you know, express your ideas, as long as it's in a constructive matter. The more your writing skills improve, your personal skills will improve in respect. personal skills, in general ,is the key to any career, lifestyle, and relationship, no matter what you do or what you believe. Words are constructed to sing your song. Sing it so you can find your way to start dancing to complex music beat that the world offers.

I wrote this based on my advice to a friend that was down on himself.
aniket nikhade Jul 2015

Always believe in your dreams
If not always, then at least for once in a while
Believe in your dreams

Always make a conscious effort and start believing in what you dream
If not for a long period of time, then at least for a fraction of second
Do believe in what you dream
Believe in your dreams.

If not quite often, then at least for once in a while, dreams do come true
Also it happens that we do come across someone for whom dreams have come true
So always, do believe in what you dream
Believe in your dreams.

Be confident of yourself in all the work that you do, believe in yourself
Be yourself so as to believe in the work that you do.
Always work with keen intent and interest
Horn your skills and develop them
Better to do the same old, routine thing in another way once the skills are developed.
Live in the present, but confident about future
Like you are confident about what you dream
Believe in your dreams.

Live in the present
Believe in the future, if not ascertain the same
Love life and live life as you like
Never give up in life, but still always remember
Believe in your dreams.

Let the mistakes of the past remain in past
Live in your present, which is obviously much more certain than anything else in the world

Like for many of us , who never forget to dream
In the same way for all of us there is something to remember
Never give up in life
Nobody knows when luck will turn back and smile
So even when you continue to dream
Do believe in your dreams
All which you have dreamt of in the past
Believe in your dreams.

Believe in yourself
Never believe in what the rest of the world says
Like it is always said never believe in what others say
Even if and even when you listen to what others say always be sure and confident of what you have got in your mind.
There are no two ways about it
Either your win the game or you lose
Either this is true or it's false
Good, better, best
Always give your best

Believe in the fact that things will get better
If not today, then definitely in the future
Believe in yourself, be confident about yourself.

Believe in your dreams
Dreams do come true
So always believe in your dreams.

Dreams make us believe something
Dreams make us believe
All the life that we live can be different
Much different from what we live on a day to day basis
Dreams do make our lives interesting in many ways.
So believe in your dreams.

We live each and every moment of our life
We do what we are supposed to do
Like we always believe in what we do.
Believe in yourself
For your belief is different from what you believe
Believe in your dreams.

Dreams do come true
If not often, then at least for once in a while
So do believe in your dreams
Nobody knows when dreams will come true
So always believe in your dreams.

C E I A Jul 2015

It feels like everything is institutionalized

But you can’t teach common sense,



Listing skills for a job application

I can’t write down intelligent

Because your level of intelligence can only be judged by others,



What you have done

someone else may have done differently,



I can’t put down open minded because

People can’t go both ways,



Except in a sexual cause

Some people tend to go both ways,



But people can only be open minded to the things they have been though

Because in the end one

Can only make one decision,



So the only skill I really have is

Common sense.

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