When there seems to be no escape,
Pray, my friend!
Do not run away from your landscape;
We never know what will be in the end.
Maybe, God has lowered us for an instant
To bring us yet higher at a later time.
Keep on trying although victories seem distant!
Let us pray to make juice of our lime!
Iaroslav Sunday 20.05.2012
If you love, be worthy of it:
Show your strength, faith, wit.
May God also send you wisdom to choose
To find yourself and the friend and not to lose.
Iaroslav Sunday 27.10.2019
As much as you can, believe, friend!
Let your faith show in deeds:
Work, say, keep silence, be patient, amend.
Help yourself and others – may God bless you in all your needs.
Iaroslav Sunday 27.10.2019
You are not useless even if someone says so;
Even when someone makes it appear that way.
Do you remember how you helped that old lady to mow;
How you brightened your friend’s day?
You will hear all kind of things,
But do not listen to all.
Stay away from poisonous stings;
Focus on light and your Christian call.
Iaroslav Monday 28.10.2019
You are the salt
Of the earth, friend;
You are the light of the world.
Avoid despair or finding fault.
Be courageous and witty till the end.
God looks after you when you run and when you sleep curled.
To help in every good deed, use smile.
Be happy and healthy, stay agile.
Iaroslav Thursday 15.08.2019
Have you tried churching, friend?
It is like hiking, but you need to attend
A Church in the countryside or in town.
For this, you may need to walk or to take a ride
And to change to smile your frown.
The key is: that’s a spiritual adventure
To help you succeed in every good venture
And to get adequate rest;
To help focus on the important things
And to pass any good test.
Iaroslav Monday 12.08.2019
Believe despite hardships, ami(e)!
Whether you like cheddar or brie,
When all is good, remember too:
Faith, hope and love are a must to break through.
Iaroslav Monday 24.06.2019
Regain your faith!
Keep heading forward, my friend,
For the Father grants you strength,
His might and mercy will not end.
Iaroslav July 2011
Your eyes are deeper than Moraine Lake,
Your voice is more tender than the wave of the sea.
Your smile makes my sadness flake;
A talk with you is like a refreshing shade of a tree.
Your hair is softer than silk;
Your “hi” is reviving.
Your skin is milder than milk;
Your love is worth surviving.
I thank God that above all you are my friend.
We are as we are, we do not pretend.
Image credit: Jonny Green, “Lake Moraine from above (9311977464)” June 30, 2013, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 31.07.2011
Giving birth to children, friend,
Has never been about money –
It has always been about love you send,
Not about an extra mouth to take away “your” honey.
Thus, it’s not about money to support –
It is about love to give.
If you have love, never fear to give birth to whole cohort.
If you lack love, it’s better if by yourself you live.
Image credit: Sayen, “Moraine Lake 2007” July 18, 2007, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 1.0.
Iaroslav Monday 06.05.2019