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Monday, August 6, 2018

Motivation

“I’d do anything for love,” it said,
               In the lyrics of the song,
Or, “Do it all for you!” Another,
               Equally as strong,
Just “Do it for the World!” we’re told,
               To treat our planet nice,
And, “Do it for the children!” Heard
               Oh . . . once or twice or thrice.
“Please do it for your country!” Found
              When things have gone awry.
And “Do it for your neighbourhood!”
               It sometimes is the cry,
 “Please do it now for Peace!” I saw,
               In the news just yesterday,
“Please do the things that must be done!”
               Mysterious, I’d say.
Now, with all this advice right here,
               And good, it is. And true,
What is it that’s impelling and
is motivating you?
For me, I find that nothing pushes—
               Causes, drives or money,
Like the motivation CHOCOLATE gives,
               As it goes from mouth to tummy!
              
Mondays do get knocked a lot,
With poetry, we three besought,
To try to make the week begin
With pleasant thoughts--perhaps a grin?
So Jenny and Delores, we,
Have posted poems for you to see.
And now you've seen what we have brought . . .
Did we help?
Or did we not?

Next week, you'll find, with them and me,
Our favourite summer memory!

5 comments:

  1. So good.....sorry I bombed out this week.

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  2. I think chocolate is a big motivator for a lot of people! Well done, Diane.

    A favourite summer memory -- we all should have at least a few of those! Great topic.

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  3. Oh yes, what we do for chocolate. Is there anything better? Laughing.

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  4. So many different motivations there. Some of which move me, and some not. I try and ignore chocolate's siren call.

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  5. Chocolate is a great motivator, when I was a baby walking around holding onto furniture, my dad emptied a room, stood me in the middle then walked over to the doorway and held out a small bar of chocolate. I walked!

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