Love is all I have, it’s true

Love is all I have, it’s true.
Love is what helps me break through.
But what else does a person need,
Whatever is her or his honest breed?

Life is different for a loving heart,
Simple happiness is its part.
Spread shoulders and bright eyes…
Love is a dove that flies!
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 04.12.2008

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Demande au ciel et aux étoiles comment je t’aime

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Demande au ciel et aux étoiles comment je t’aime,
Demande au vent et au soleil de qui je rêve.
Bien que nous sommes loin je me souviens de toi quand même,
Je me souviens de toi au point du jour et quand le soleil se lève.

Image credit: J.boulian, “Vue du Cap trinité près de la Statue” 2006, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 26.08.2012

Wisdom and love

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Proceed with wisdom and love in all,
Whether you are gaining a score or losing the ball.
In all good things use those
To come on time, to get a degree, to surprise your sweetheart with a rose.

Image credit: Adam Jones, Ph.D., “Emerald Lake – Canadian Rockies – After the Season’s First Snow – 11” November 12, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 17.10.2017

Pray on

The darkest hour
Is before the dawn.
A bud comes before a flower;
Mud grows a beautiful lawn…

Your hope is your light,
Keep it in sight.
Your anchor is faith, true.
Love is your cleansing bath, keep it if you want to break through.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 17.10.2017

Love as if tomorrow never comes

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Love as if tomorrow never comes
Despite the unknown that numbs.
Love as if you have only one day;
Love for your life happens today.

Image credit: Massimo Telò, “Canada-Alberta-Abraham Lake” August 9, 2007, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 29.10.2017

Є люди, заради яких на світі варто жити

Є люди, заради яких на світі варто жити –
Це – ті, які вміють ще любити.
Це – мама й діти,
Це – ті, які дрібницям вміють ще радіти.

Це – закохані щиро,
Яких життя як чисте миро.
Це – бідні, але щирі люди,
Які є, повір, усюди.

Багато бачив я у світі.
Та є у ньому те, заради чого варто жити:
Джерела, гори, дерева на весні у квіті.
Є заради кого варто ще любити,
Є ті, кого потрібно захистити.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 11.02.2012

The key to the Kingdom

Love is the key
To the Kingdom of God truly.
It sets you free,
It makes you grow fully.

Love disperses fear;
Love wipes off every tear.
It cures hurt,
It builds rapport.

Love your neighbour,
Let it be small, but sincere.
Let your way be known far and near,
May both of you succeed in your labour.

If you want to enter the Kingdom ever,
Have love in stock;
In your kind deeds, be clever;
Love the Pastor and love the flock.
Iaroslav                                                    Monday 09.10.2017

Життя у собі гарне

Життя у собі гарне,
Але коли самітнє –
Здається марне,
Не гріє й сонце літнє.

Але з любов’ю,
Життя розквітне;
Додасться здоров’ю,
Життя оживе, стане помітне.

Коли поруч друг,
Сила чотирьох додається.
Легше братись за плуг,
Легше виграється.

Май друга,
Другом будь!
Хай зникне туга,
Хай зміцніє путь!
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 05.02.2010

Як сумно часом буває

Як сумно часом буває,
Чому успіх чужий комусь заважає?
Чи ми, люди, брати?
Чи не тому ми тут, щоб один одному допомогти?

Та дехто забуває,
Через дрібне головне зневажає.
Люди різні та є добро,
Назавжди переможе Воно.

Хай жорстокий розуміє,
Любові тепло синів-дочок зігріє.
Лагідні яскраво засяють.
Терпінням й добром вони перемагають.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 23.01.2010

Любов, весь світ у слові, все життя

Любов, весь світ у слові, все життя,
Освітить шлях, спасе.
Любов – то ціль буття;
Любов до Бога й ближнього понад усе.

В ній справжній сенс, це так,
В прозоро чистій, дивній.
Для серця мудрого – це знак,
Душам вірним щастя в ній.
Iaroslav                                          Sunday – Tuesday 26-28.07.2009

Whatever happens, stick together

Whatever happens, stick together,
In a bad storm and in good weather,
To overcome all misfortunes;
You will feel like a feather.

Supposing, you fall – you’ll get a support,
Each of you will stand like a fort!
He, who’ll try to defeat you, will lose.
You’ll be like a glorious caravel which enters a port.

Whatever you plan, you will do
‘Cause on God your hopes will be fixed by both of you.
Love is your shield,
You are protected from burning arrows, it’s true.

Beauty decays, love never ends.
Rudeness destroys, a kind word mends.
Stick together, good friends!
Iaroslav                                          Tuesday – Friday 19-22.02.2008

You’re not alone, believe

You’re not alone, believe,
God is always with you!
Cheer up, it’s too early to leave,
You are right, you’re strong, it’s true!

Find your niche and go on;
Persistent thou should be,
And you’ll still admire the dawn
Enjoying the daylight brighter than you thought it could be.

We are together,
You are not alone.
Even in a rainy weather
God’s love will bring us together making stronger than a stone.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 27.10.2007

When I close my eyes

When I close my eyes,
I see you, baby.
I won’t tell lies.
Am I crazy? Maybe.

I don’t wonna lose you.
Hearing everywhere your voice:
In a gentle wind, in a kitten’s mew;
You are my choice.

Even if I go away,
I will miss you again.
If I am not able to stay,
I will always miss you then…
Iaroslav                                          Saturday – Sunday 26-27.01.2008

Love God and love your neighbour

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Love God and Love your neighbour,
Believe and go with faith on all your ways.
Let God help you in your labour!
May He prolong your days!

Image credit: Syeda hira, “PEYTO LAKE 2016.2” May 20, 2016, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav                                                    October 2014

Forgive me if you have ever forgiven

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Forgive me if you have ever forgiven,
I’m going to strive as I have never striven.
I know that it was my mistake.
Don’t let your feelings drown in your heart’s lake.

Baby, just tell me what I shall do,
I cannot imagine my future without you.
Do you really want to break up with me?
Forgive me as you always forgave me.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 21.05.2010

Happy for the human race

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When you are looking at a person sometimes,
You are happy for the human race –
I hope you can relate to these rhymes.
I hope you can be such an example in your own place.

Image credit: University of the Fraser Valley, “Canada Education Park – Landscaping (7152350025)” May 5, 2012, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                     Thursday 16.03.2017

Love

Love.
What else?
Like a white dove…
It cures, brings good health.
Real love is a shield for the soul.
In summer it is like a gulp of fresh juice,
In winter it is better than coal.
Love is rich & that’s the truth;
Love is young and mature,
It will win in any strife.
With love we endure.
Love is life!
Iaroslav                                                     Sunday 03.02.2008

This could be a song

Open your heart.
That’s exactly what you need.
And let us be smart.
Sharpen your soul’s trusty reed –
Open your heart.

Just let some love inside
And it will live and succeed
Flowering with happiness by side.
It’ll be your shield in court, it’ll plead.

Love does not beg, but gives;
Has noting, but is rich;
A real love never dies, but lives.
Love is the treasure available for each.
Iaroslav                                                     Saturday 18.02.2006

She’s a pretty girl

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She’s a pretty girl,
And he’s a handsome guy
Nothing can be compared to her, even a pearl,
But he’s risking to lose her if he doesn’t try.

Everybody will say that he’ll then regret…
Hey, don’t let your love pass by!
Sincerity will always be normally met.
Nothing bad will happen if you try.

Image credit: Satoru Kikuchi, “Canada Banff Aurora” March 10, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                     Saturday 19.02.2005

You walk about the world

You walk about the world
With your eyes open and hair curled,
Now happier, now sadder
Just climbing little by little the ladder.

Sometimes you stumble and fly into temper.
But what’s the use? Doesn’t it hamper?
There is a remedy for all, not new:
Be strong to say ‘I love you’.
Iaroslav                                                     Saturday 27.05.2006

Alberta

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I am Alberta-bound.
I fell in love with this province completely;
In no other place have I found
Air which blows so sweetly;

Mountains which soar so acutely;
Lakes with water so fresh and lots of fish;
Deer, squirrels, bunnies that run freely absolutely.
Alberta, wherever I travel, you are my wish.

Image credit: Traveler100, “MoraineLakeP01” June, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, C BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav                                                     Saturday 11.07.2015

Share light

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Shine your way –
Hard or light –
Have courage to say:
“You are so bright!”

But saying is insufficient –
Believe if you want all to be efficient.
Be of good cheer!
Share the things that are dear!

Image credit: Jonathan Mueller, “Lake Agnes, Banff NP Alberta Canada” July 24, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                     Sunday 12.02.2017

I saw you in a bus

I saw you in a bus,
How pretty you were!
Another day of city fuss…
Both alone among those people in fur.

With bright, shining eyes you were standing;
It was cold outside.
In your eyes I saw understanding;
The world for me became wide.
Iaroslav                                          Wednesday – Sunday 23-27.01.2008

I still love you

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I love you like crazy –
Although sometimes lazy –
I want to give you all:
Flowers, kisses, support, joy big and small!

Image credit: Traveler100, “Grizzlymumcubs-c01” June, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                     Saturday 28.01.2017

Défauts

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Mon Dieu l’Eternel, merci pour l’amitié:
Mon amie aperçoit mes défauts,
Elle m’aide, bien que ce ne soit son métier.
Elle ne me rapproche; elle est proche tard et tôt.

Image credit: Jack Borno, “Sunshine Meadows – Banff – panoramio” July 20, 2006, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                     Friday 19.08.2011

I like the sound of your name

I like when you are around –
It’s like serotonin and vitamin D that abound.
Your eyes are of the most beautiful hue;
I like speaking with you.

You make hard things light:
Your ideas are effortless, bright.
I am your gent, you are my dame;
I like the sound of your name.
Iaroslav                                                     Thursday 12.01.2017

Your friend is not worse

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Your friend is not worse,
Just different perhaps.
No one puts the cart before the horse.
Try to love her/him without giving slaps.

Image credit: LASZLO ILYES, “Silent Granite (6464034145)” July 18, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                     Thursday 12.01.2017

You are so beautiful without knowing this

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You are so beautiful without knowing this.
I like the way you look,
Your heart, your kiss.
You are my friend, more than my favourite book.

Image credit: Kevo, “Iris versicolor L” June 11, 2009, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                      Monday 26.12.2016

Pretty girl, don’t cry

Pretty girl, don’t cry;
He left you, but try.
Wipe off your tears and fly
On the wings of your dreams so high.

You left her, what for
Still seeking anything more?
You say you broke no law –
I say you declared a war.

What a disaster a hypocrite heart can bring –
It’s like a sharp sting
Which hurts a bird’s wing
Not allowing her to fly or to sing.
Iaroslav                                                      Saturday 03.12.2005

Let Christmas light up souls

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Let Christmas light up souls,
It’s time for a merry song!
All people are together just having their own roles.
Love will last forever and more and it isn’t long.

So, smile and join your hands
Forgive all you couldn’t before.
Your heart is longing to see new kind lands,
How much good your soul does store!

Christmas is coming,
What a bright Day!
Children are joyfully running,
All can come true for those who hopefully pray!

‘Merry Christmas!’, we say
And it is indeed!
On God our hopes we lay,
So, why to worry, there is no need!

Image credit: Crispin, Alfred Trevor Crispin, Alfred Trevor, Mrs R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor Macmillan & Co, “A Christmas carol” c. 1873s, via flickr, No known copyright restrictions.
Iaroslav                                                      Sunday 24.12.2006

What is my destination?

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What is my destination?
That’s the question I should ask.
Have I mistaken my vocation?
Will I be able to solve the task?

I just live my short life
Trying to hope for the best,
It’s like a strife
And I should work with zest.

All the above is right,
But sometimes I feel wrong,
Now I know my belief should be bright
And also hope and love; and they all life-long.

Iaroslav                                                      Saturday 11.12.2004
Image credit: Xiao23, “Banff Springs Hotel 01” July 9, 2012, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Praise God with a grateful heart

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Praise God with a grateful heart.
Let your praise, both big and small be sincere.
Have time to say “Thank You” to Him whether you go far or near.
God will make a way, continue doing your part.
Iaroslav                                                      Thursday 04.08.2016

What if whatever you earn

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What if whatever you earn
Is so much to be able
To share, to stay healthy, to learn,
To fill a poor man’s table?

Imagine, what if by doing these things
You fulfill His will,
You help spread somebody’s wings,
You help pay that important bill?

What if by being faithful in few things
You will be blessed with much more to carry on with good stuff
Even with your wedding rings, –
Your second half to help you in all and when it gets rough?

Image credit: Tony Webster, “Red Squirrel in Banff 230089735 o” July 7, 2004, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                      Wednesday 02.11.2016

In love

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Baby, I am in love with your hair,
Your voice, your gaze, your smile;
Your looks are fair;
I love your style.

I want to share all things with you.
You are the only one for me;
Your faith, your hope, your love are true;
With you I want to raise a family.

Image credit: Kevin Lenz, “Kananaskis Lakes aerial2” October 2, 2006, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5.
Iaroslav                                                      Sunday 25.09.2016

Combien de temps faut-il pour t’oublier?

Combien de temps faut-il pour t’oublier?
Mes lèvres vont se taire, mais mon cœur veut crier.

On me disait “Assez!”, mes amis surtout,
Mais tu es ici et là, tu es partout.

Ton regard est calme, ton sourire guérit.
Pourquoi? Je n’ai pas encore compris.

Où es-tu? Que fais-tu?
Pardonne-moi pour être têtu…
Iaroslav                                                        Sunday 22.07.2007

Combien de temps faut-il passer

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Pour cicatriser une mauvaise blessure?
Trois années, est-ce que c’est assez?
Je ne suis sûr.

“Des médecins disent que c’est ça,
Et des romantiques disent que pas toujours” –
Un amie de moi annonça.
Depuis lors j’y ai pensé chaque jour.

Combien de temps faut-il passer?
C’est une question poétique.
Ici on ne doit pas se dépenser,
Pour chacun c’est un terme unique.
Iaroslav                                                        Saturday 06.08.2005

Wise men keep silence

Wise men keep silence
When love speaks.
No words, no violence.
Even birds watch their beaks.

Love is calm,
But is loud as well.
It makes its nest on a farm,
But also where no one is able to dwell.

Whatever good one can think,
It can be about love.
Love is the strongest link,
Wise men know this as well as a dove.
Iaroslav                                                         Saturday 06.05.2006

More important than money

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More important than money,
More important than food.
Better than honey,
Lighter than wood.

It is weak…
But stronger than rock.
It is a clear creek.
Wider than ocean, faster than clock.

Above all it is kind,
Jealousy melts like coal.
It brings to Heaven a devoted mind.
It heals a soul.
Iaroslav                                                         Monday 14.12.2009

Mother

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More than just a kind heart…
One remark and a thousand smiles.
This is love and not in part.
Here is what helps to cover miles.
Either end of this poem is true,
Right is the beginning and the full stop is too.
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 21.05.2006

What you can do to succeed, do

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What you can do to succeed, do, –
Put off secondary things to free your head;
Remember what is true,
In order to fly keep your wings spread.

Image credit: Alan D. Wilson, “Canada Goose – natures pics” August 22, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5.
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 23.10.2011

Якось два мудреці розмовляли

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Якось два мудреці розмовляли…
Один іншого мимохідь спитав
Пояснити загадку, відповідь до якої сам не знав.
Довго думали до усього рівняли:

Дивно, не заздрить, не радіє з неправди,
Не поводиться нечемно, не величається,
Не шукає тільки свого, не надимається,
До гніву не рветься, терпить завжди,

Милосердствує, сподівається всього,
Правдою тішиться, вірить у все,
Не думає лихого, скорботи знесе.
Весь день мудреці сперечалися з цього,

Не відповівши, за інше заговорили знов.
Років восьми неподалік хлопець стояв,
За розмовою довго спостерігав
І наче сам до себе промовив: “Любов”.

Image credit: Laslovarga, “Echinacea Phoenix1” July 26, 2014, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav                                                         Saturday 04.12.2004

When love comes, it’s so quiet

When love comes, it’s so quiet –
No struggle, no riot.
But real love soon becomes loud
Muffing every other sound.

Love is calm, but strong,
Love is never wrong;
It keeps silent, but speaks much,
Love is like a rose petal touch.

Love tells the truth.
It never vanishes, it’s stable and smooth.
Love melts anger and is smart,
Keep open your heart.
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 18.12.2005

Une chose qui guérit

Il ne faut pas être triste,
Même si ça ne va pas.
On est un grand artiste,
La chagrin passera.

Mais il y a une condition,
Il est nécessaire qu’on soit sûr.
Et elle viendra, la solution,
On surmontera le mur.

Que ton sourire est beau!
Il guérira aussi le mal de ton ami.
Chacun peut être héros.
Pour commencer, souris!
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 11.11.2007

Thank God for all!

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Thank God for all!
When I cry to You, You hear my call.
Out of many troubles You have delivered Your free-will slave
And whenever I fall, You raise me up, shake off the dust, and save.

You blessed me with success in all things.
When I feel low, You spread my wings.
Wherever I go, You are there:
Here on earth, far in space – You are close, You care.

Image credit: Andreas Trepte, “TeslinRiverYukon” August 6, 2004, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 13.02.2016

When we speak about love which is true

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When we speak about love which is true,
We should also mention respect all the way through.
Suffering and sacrifice can mingle too,
But also a lot of happiness and – in terms of mood – more pink than blue.
Iaroslav                                                         Wednesday 10.02.2016

Love God with a sincere heart

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Be happy and love God with a sincere heart,
He is your Friend Who will never depart.
Love also your neighbour, friend,
Be truthful, let your sober account on him never depend.

Love yourself in a smart way:
Not to stuck more chocolate in your face,
But to improve your body and soul,
To make with God’s help your life truly whole!

Image credit: Tony Webster, “Banff National Park Landscape (17081399222)” July 9, 2004, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                         August 2014

Wisdom begins with the fear of God

Wisdom begins with the fear of God indeed:
It will help you in studies, work, and every need.

But what does it mean to fear God in the right way?
To cease from doing and freeze? No, but to work hard and to pray.

The fear of the Lord shows itself in doing:
In loving God and with His commandments continuing canoeing;

In helping those who really need,
In giving food to those whom you can feed.

Thank God for all you have and had:
For the happy moments and the ones which were sad.

Because He loves you.
He wants you to be happy and to succeed, oh how much it is true!
Iaroslav                                                         Wednesday 18.03.2015

1 Corinthians 13

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Have you ever asked what love is?
Check 1 Corinthians 13, please.
What do you think?
Would you share it via a link?

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Sheep River Valley – Indian Oils falls – Alberta, Canada – 24 Aug. 2014” August 24, 2014, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 28.11.2015

Up vector

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I have been running from believing,
Trying to find happiness elsewhere
Losing things instead of receiving
And found happiness nowhere.

The more I live, the more I see –
There is one way:
Up and it is free;
To choose love in all situations, to pray.

Image credit: Benefactor123, “Alberta – Lake Louise – Lake view 01” September 16, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 28.11.2015

If I had never met you

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What would I do
If I had never met you?
I could be a better blogger then;
I might draw the world map with my pen.

I could go to a pub every night.
But, girl, I wouldn’t trade all that and more for going with you to fly a kite,
For kissing you, babe, and listening to you speaking about your day,
For our marriage and the chance to jointly pray.
Iaroslav                                                          Thursday 19.11.2015

Girlfriend and boyfriend

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Always treat your girlfriend like a lady;
Remember to tell her “baby”.
Make sure that when she is with you,
She has the support to lean on like a faithful captain and his crew.

Treat your boyfriend like a gentleman
Regardless of how many things he can.
Just have respect and understanding and he’ll reward you too:
He will be your support and stimulus to get through.
Iaroslav                                                          Friday 13.11.2015

Veterans

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They gave their lives
That we may enjoy the things we like.
Due to them peace thrives;
Without fear I can ride my bike.

Thank you
For you have showed courage, faith, and love.
You have prepared the place for the peace dove.
Every day you stood to your duty anew.

We remember and pray for you.
We live because your courageous deeds were true.
We enjoy hockey, pancakes, maple syrup, and barbecue.
Your glory did not fade, it grew.

Image credit: Emilian Robert Vicol, “Red-Poppy-Flower-Field 29642-480×360 (4900386946)” August 16, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                          Wednesday 11.11.2015

She’s got a cross around her neck

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She’s got a cross around her neck.
She’s good at modern tech.
Her hair is like a toy,
I enjoy it like a boy.

Her eyes are wealth of love,
They raise me up and make me fly above.
I like her voice which is delighted,
It makes me feel excited.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 07.11.2015

Never let your praying knees get lazy

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Never let your praying knees get lazy.
Add love to all the things you do.
Let your words be as beautiful and simple as a daisy.
Let the things you say be true.

Be polite, hold the door, say thank you at once.
When you are wrong, apologize.
This may be hard at first glance,
But this will help you to awesomize.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 07.11.2015

She thinks I’m a superman

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She thinks I am a superman
Because I’ve got a PhD,
But it’s not about the degree,
Not about things I can.

It’s all about her:
She has a loving heart,
The sense of wonder from the start.
She is not after gold or fur,

She is after me.
It’s not about a degree,
It is about us.
It is about my super baby thus.

Image credit: tgreyfox, “Agelaius phoeniceus -George C Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, British Columbia, Canada-8” July 9, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 25.10.2015

You should never be afraid

You should never be afraid
God is always with you.
Be wise and do as He bade
And you will be given your due.

He cares even for the smallest flower.
Will He not care much more for you?
Remember His commandments and you will be stronger than the highest tower.
It is never too late to improve, God loves you and that is true.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 19.06.2005

My students

University students
My students are smart.
They may lack wisdom, but they are working on it;
They are making much progress, not just a bit.
To advance is what they have put to their heart.

Students are juice of economy in any city:
They are young and ready to work;
For them, job comes first and only then a spoon and a fork.
They work a lot and they are witty.

So teach students with appreciation;
Hire them for the best jobs as soon as you can.
They will help you to make a plan
To succeed and to advance your business among the whole population.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 19.09.2015

Family

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A good wife is a gift.
When it comes to work she is swift;
She is gentle and smart,
During hard times she does not depart.

A good husband is a support –
He is wise, gentle, and strong as a fort.
He comes from work as soon as he can;
To embrace his wife and his kids is the plan.

A good family is built on love and support –
They share joy, solve issues, go together for a walk and do sport.
They are a team:
They love, they build, they gleam!
Iaroslav                                                          Wednesday 09.09.2015

In the circle of friends

Love God with all your heart,
With all your strength!
Stand firm, do not depart,
Be consistent on the way throughout its length.

If somebody goes astray
Or if you are in the circle of friends:
Keep the light of faith on your way,
Remember where all ends.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 23.08.2014

I admire you

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The only thing I want you to remember
After reading these lines:
You are awesome January through December!

You are worthy whatever they say/think
And I want you to stay healthy whether you like vegies or meat, grey colour or pink.

You are valuable, much more than gold.
Inside of you there is a chest of treasures the key to which you hold.

You are precious in God’s sight:
Your every hair is counted.
I admire you: your heart is pure and brave, your head is so bright!
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 16.08.2015

The way you look tonight

You have been beautiful a million times,
But nothing can fully describe how you look tonight, not a hundred thousand rhymes.
Something in your attentive eyes
Remind how much luckier I am than all those other guys.

Something in the way you smile,
Something in the dress and make-up style;
Something in the way you step which is so light –
You look so good tonight!
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 08.08.2015

How good and how pleasant it is for brothers to be together in unity

How good and how pleasant it is for brothers to be together in unity,
How much strength it adds to the whole community.
Things get done better,
Opportunities are open faster.

When a brother relies on his brother,
They both will go farther;
Their business will succeed
When with mutual love they proceed.
Iaroslav                                                                      July, 2015

My mother

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I thank you, Mom, for your love so strong!
Thank you for your care.
You helped me whether I was right or wrong,
You protected me in winter frost and summer glare.

You cook best food in the world;
You covered me with a blanket when I slept curled.
When I was ill, you were with me;
When I was sad, you made my mind free.

Thank you because you are still close by.
You give advice,
You share your rice.
You just help, you never ask why.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 08.08.2015

Friendship, family, duty, and love

First do important things
And other things will follow.
This will help spread your wings,
Your house will not be hollow.

Wrap up important ends;
And live with love.
Remember your duty and friends
And you will earn a peace dove.
Iaroslav                                                          Thursday 02.06.2011

Make me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning

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Make me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning
For I trust in You each day.
Make me know the way I should go in life and learning
For I lift up my soul to You and pray.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 01.08.2015

When I forget to be kind

When I forget to be kind,
Kind things forget me too.
A heart dies when it is blind.
Let love remain with you.

Love fills in our life.
Love – so much in the word!
To carry on in any strife…
Love saves the world.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 30.10.2010

Once upon a time

Once a man committed a crime:
He stole something at that time.
Then the police were on his trail.
The man was spotted by a friar.

The latter took him to his monastery cell
And treated his wounds very well.
When the police came after their prey,
The monk did not betray.

Since then the man often prayed
And both souls were saved.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 05.08.2012

A kind smile can heal

A kind smile can heal,
More than that: it cures for sure.
People will smile back whatever they feel.
It’s true in space, underground, at sea, and ashore.

Good mood passes over to people around.
Even if they are unhappy, suppressed,
They hear the jolly sound
And bad mood disappears without rest.

So, try to smile at your neighbour.
Believe! You need no hesitation,
And he will help you back with your labour.
Language of good needs no translation!
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 18.11.2007

Love is a distant star

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Love is a distant star:
It guides us home wherever we are.
Start doing things with love truly –
May God help you live fully!

Image credit: Cephas, “Empidonax minimus CT” May 12, 2012, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                          Tuesday 31.03.2015

Love God

Love God on all your ways
For you don’t know the length of your days.
Do not put it off till tomorrow.
There aren’t too many things to follow:

Love God with all your mind, strength, and heart.
And love your neighbour as yourself, it’s not a complex art.
Your heart will prompt where to start.
Keep your shoulders straight, your head is so smart!
Iaroslav                                                          Thursday 11.09.2014

Love love

Love love and seek it at home, at work, and everywhere,
And it will yield its fruit you won’t know where.
It will cling to you
As if you were covered with glue!

Love love and you will find!
If someone does not understand, never mind;
Smile and keep your way ahead.
May God’s love protect you from your feet to the head!
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 30.08.2014

In four languages

Qu’elle est belle notre chance!
Each of us has all to advance.
Будьмо ж рухатися уперед –
Последует успех за нами вслед!
Iaroslav                                                          Monday 23.03.2015