Posted by Todd On July - 10 - 2013 2 Comments

I hope you are having a great summer! The July, Poem of the Month is “Each Test Requires Your Best” check it out now and remember you can also see past poems by clicking on the Poem Archive tab.
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“Each Test Requires Your Best”

We’re not alarmed in a storm because we’ve seen rougher weather…
The headaches, deadweight, or even the ruffled feathers.
We handle the work and the perks, and all the main stuff is pleasure.
When we hit a bump in the road, we just hang tough together;
We don’t complain about our hand…we just shuffle better.

Some say life is a witch, but we treat her like our goddess.
We’re addicted to success and winning’s a narcotic.
We realize that the time for grammar will fizzle,
So we tote hope, a hammer, and a chisel.

For every victory in history there was due a fee,
It starts in the heart of you and me.
You are seriously misled if you think it’s funny to fight.
Live for the moment…right now…not for the money or lifestyle.

Don’t take it easy when you desire to rest,
Know that each test requires your best.

Written By: Todd Bates
3-18-2013
www.toddbates.org
July 2013, Poem of the Month
© Todd Bates Enterprises LLC

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2 Responses

  1. Sam Phillips says:

    Thanks for your poems and words of wisdom coach.We pray that God continue to bless you and your family.The boys send their love.

  2. merrill,mary says:

    That is a very good writing Todd.
    You have so many encouraging thoughts
    in the things you write. Keep up the
    good work. We pray God’s blessings
    on you and your family in your new
    home and job(s).

    Mrs. Merrill

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