Let us love God

Let us love God, my brother!
Let us love God, my sister!
Let us respect our father and mother;
Let’s be polite to our boss, that solid mister.

Help your neighbour
To cope with his labour.
Be gentle always and serious at times!
I have prepared for you these simple rhymes.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 16.09.2012

When there seems to be no escape

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

Life is passing so fast

Life is passing so fast
Days are running ahead.
Sooner or later, we’ll feel at last.
The colour is green, but it’s changing to red.

‘Watch your time’,
I say to myself.
Life can be both honey and lime;
Time won’t lie on a shelf.

So, I’d better be quick to perform.
Trifles are cutting my line.
I’d better be wise to bear a storm.
Wisdom makes every day really fine.
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 15.08.2008

Ways to take worry under control

Dog in Water
It is nearly impossible to avoid worry,
But it is possible to take it under control;
To prevent health issues and to deserve glory.
Worry is a dangerous beast, it’s not a doll.

The way number one is to pray,
In the morning and in the eve,
Without haste and without delay;
It doesn’t have to be long, but make sure you believe.

Another way is faith at all times.
God loves you, right?
Act accordingly even when you get limes;
Remember about the Kingdom and focus on light.
Iaroslav                                                    Wednesday 31.07.2019

Скільки можна часу чекати?

Скільки можна часу чекати?
Треба Землю для онуків зберегти,
Годі “Моя хата з краю” казати –
Час нові принципи знайти.

Озирніться ліпше уважно довкола,
Земля кругла, у неї немає краю.
Якщо щось не змінити, стане зовсім квола,
Але ще є час, я точно знаю.
Iaroslav                                                   Sunday 18.04.2004

Overcomplicating and oversimplifying

Overcomplicating and oversimplifying
Are similar sins:
The former prevents from worthy and timely trying;
The latter is in the way of long-term wins.

Is balance, then, the way to go?
Yes, it is and more:
Use wit, take time to grow;
Practise decision making, there is no one-size-fits-all door.
Iaroslav                                                   Monday 22.07.2019

In such a way

Live in such a way
That nothing overshadows your day
Because you skip good words to say,
Good deeds to do, a long-awaited visit to pay.

You work a lot, but remember to rest;
No need to overwork, just do your best.
In studies, prepare timely for your test.
Say prayers and with love build your nest.
Iaroslav                                                   Friday 05.07.2019