words of encouragement
Writers from the writers club spreading words of encouragement. Words of encouragement will stay on this page for one week. Each Monday we will release our writers responses to a different word or phrase.
After many days of meditation, a pupil approached the Zen Master.
'What must we do, oh Wise One, when the path of life becomes too steep to climb?'
'Then, my son, you shall find strong ropes to aid your ascent,' came the reply.
'But what if our courage still fails us?'
'Trust that there will always be footholds for those who seek the higher way.'
The young man paused a while to consider his words.
'Alternatively,' he spoke at last, 'What about we go down the pub?'
'Good idea,' replied the guru. 'Last one there gets the drinks in.'
by Jayne Woodhouse
Encouragement eschews success
Rather seeking those
Bruised by refusal
Dejected by rejection
Flattened by failure
Then oh so slowly
With an ant's patience
Sweetly supportive words
Lift us up
Raising our spirits
Like a statue made of sand
It's woohoo yay wahay
We're ready to face the day
Until a familiar stab of pain
When the email arrives to say
Although we very much liked your play....
Then it's please I need those words again.
by Pete Talman