Quoique arrive, la vie continue

Quoique arrive, la vie continue,
Ce n’est pas le temps pour être triste.
Souris, ton sourire pur est bien connu.
Combien de merveilles il existe!

Nous n’avons pas de temps
Pour pleurer à cause des banalités.
Tu as du bon sens,
Vivons aujourd’hui, c’est la réalité.

Les problèmes ne sont que le passé.
Donc, agissons pour faire du bien aux gens.
Tout est pour l’amour et c’est pas assez:
Petite pluie abattra grand vent!
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 22.02.2019


Is the sun still shining bright?

Is the sun still shining bright?
Let’s go and check a weather site.
Because there is no more desire
To live, live real, there is no fire!

Does love still exist?
“Oh, yes!!!”, postcard companies insist,
“Oh, yes!!!”, jewellers support,
“Just purchase, buy; the time is short!”

Has Jo turned off reason?
Has gotten used to indifference and treason?
Perhaps, in this Jo found pleasure…
Alone all day, almost blind by a screen, Jo’s “sacred treasure”…

But eyes are to see –
Jo’s soul is free.
Ears are to hear –
Jo will change and win, no need to fear!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunsday 24.02.2008

Hiding place

Have you ever thought
That the Church can be a hiding place
For all who sought,
For a novice and an ace,

Especially on Sundays and feast days?
It keeps us busy
And to sin we are deprived of ways.
Therefore, have time to stop by and take it easy.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Eiffel Lake Hike Alberta Canada (19486011932)” July 4, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Monday 08.04.2019

Коли я сумую

Часом важко
І не так усе йде.
На душі тяжко
І притулку немає ніде.

До Бога тоді я звертаюсь.
Як легко забути,
Але в той час я повертаюсь.
Все це – щоб добрим бути.

Так, невдачі потрібні,
Але прохаю в Бога успіх,
Щоб зусилля стали плідні,
Щоб знов почути сміх.
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 06.05.2010

Not to take away our time

God gave us the Church and all other good things
Not to take away our time
And not because He needs anything from us or our kings,
But because He wants to help us climb.

Therefore, when we skip Church prayer,
We deprive ourselves of protection;
We push aside a crown from our own hair;
We reject God’s care.

Image credit: Jonny Green, “Banff raibow at sunset (9312158760)” June 30, 2013, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 24.03.2019

To worriers

Don’t take yourself too seriously, friend;
And don’t try to do all things right the first time.
Sometimes it’s better to do and then to amend;
And when you work, do it with measure, otherwise, it can be a crime.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 03.03.2019