Церква – це притулок для душі надійний;
Схованка від гріха, світу, турбот;
Господар у гостинності постійний;
Диво подарує, захистить від скорбот.
Приходь у Церкву не до когось, а до Бога,
Він – Життя, Правда, Дорога.
Дякуй за все; що душа потребує – молися;
З вірою, надією, любов’ю за справу берися.
Image credit: Erik Lizee, “MaligneLakeBaldHills” 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
Iaroslav Sunday 26.11.2017
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
Whatever happens, life is going on.
Life… How much sense there is in the word!
Whatever life brings, it is worth moving on.
Look at a little bird…
So weak, fragile,
But it will live,
It will cover a mile,
It will, for sure, believe.
Life is a precious gift!
So much for others we can do.
No time for a drift.
Stop, just think, it’s true.
Iaroslav Wednesday 26.11.2008
You will do!
I am sure;
This poem is true.
No matter what is the score.
How much you can!
Of course, not all in a wink,
To win is your plan!
You are clever,
Your chances are high!
Never say never…
Get ready and try!
Iaroslav Saturday 23.08.2008
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
Do not get used to wonders
Because they are so many around:
Sunrises, wind, and thunders…
All is good on, above, and in the ground.
What an incredible world, look!
You’ll see its majesty in all,
Listen! How sweet is the sound of a tender brook!
Also, a tiny molecule, Everest which is so tall.
These are our treasures,
Thank God! We are rich!
And these are the real pleasures,
It’s all true without a hitch.
Iaroslav Sunday 13.04.2008
Cheer up, don’t worry!
Why are you so sad?
You will succeed, so hurry,
Keep on trying, what else can be said?
Strive and you’ll do.
Seek and you’ll find!
These words are true.
Minor problems? Never mind!
Iaroslav Tuesday 30.01.2007
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
However hard and little luck,
Go on, keep on trying.
Perhaps, your success is behind next try, stuck.
Giving up hope is like dying.
Ask and you will receive.
Knock and they will open to you.
Good things require persistence, so do not leave.
Oh, how important it is to continue seeking, it’s true.
+ See Matth. 7:7-8
Iaroslav Sunday 24.09.2017
You are strong, believe and go.
Your Father is with you!
Be brave, what people can do?
Be sage, the seed of truth will grow.
Iaroslav Saturday 09.01.2010
All that we do should be nice:
Helping others, working, studying, eating rice.
Let others see and want to imitate,
But let us be true and practice what we state.
Iaroslav Sunday 08.09.2013
Rejoice, do not be sad,
You are alive and can achieve so much!
What else to be said?
Be glad for you are a Christian and should be as such.
Be happy and let not your hands go down –
God is with you;
He is Strong to put on you a PhD gown –
Rejoice, God’s love is your support everywhere and always, it’s true.
Not only this, but you love Him truly.
He, be sure, sees this
And will reward you duly.
Rejoice to hit the target and not to miss.
Iaroslav Saturday 19.08.2017
Whatever you do,
Let it be with love and faith truly,
Add hope to get through –
Live your life fully.
Iaroslav Saturday 26.08.2017
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
Будь ласка, не сумуй!
Хай теперішнім серце живе:
Тишу природи почуй…
Життя щосекунди нове!
За рогом перемога,
Хто шукає, знайдé.
Від Бога стежина-дорога;
Правда своє доведе.
Iaroslav Friday – Monday 11-14.09.2009
Love God and seek blessing
And it will cling to you.
If you do something wrong, be swift on confessing:
We all need to renew,
There is no shame in it.
Love peace and it will come to you.
To make progress use your wit.
Oh, how much it is true!
Iaroslav Sunday 2014
Do things with cheer
And your work will go far, not near.
But what has to be done – is to be done –
Do that and it will be gone.
Even famous people had tough times,
But continued working until they got juice out of limes.
Complete your kind projects through –
That’s a rewarding thing, it’s true.
Iaroslav Saturday 05.09.2015
People tend to put off important things,
But be wise to do them at once, as if you had wings.
Then, maybe, God will bless you
Because He helps those who help themselves – it’s true.
Image credit: Jack Borno, “Moraine Creek – panoramio (1)” July 4, 2012, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav Sunday – Monday 03-04.03.2013
Please do not be upset,
Show me just a little smile.
I know, we’ve never met,
But we’re on the same isle.
I’ve got a message for you:
Show me just a little smile.
Although far, you are close to me, it’s true,
So, you’re not alone; I like your kind style!
Iaroslav Sunday 16.07.2006
Incredible, how changes are fast!
But God disposes.
It’s all true to the last!
No use relying on men…
You’ll pay a double price,
But won’t get a bit of your rice.
What shall I do then?
Upon God I will rely!
Being patient and sage,
Quick at learning, slow at rage,
Always in action, never too shy!
Image credit: Jeffrey Pang, “Nub Peak Panorama” December 12, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 28.06.2008
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
Every child has a kind dream –
Chase it till it comes true.
However insurmountable things seem –
Allow the good seed to sprout through.
Iaroslav Sunday 23.04.2017
The Church is a member of my family truly –
It helps bring up children duly.
For many things I am obliged to the Church indeed –
It taught love; from vices it freed.
Iaroslav Thursday 20.04.2017
It is great to be alive!
I am so happy to see the blueness of the sky,
To contribute to a charitable bottle drive,
And to hear birds singing and to watch them fly.
I have hardships, true,
But as long as I keep on going,
Those can be worked through.
The advice is: keep on glowing.
Iaroslav Saturday 08.04.2017
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
“Be happy”, they say,
But they lie:
“Watch TV, don’t pray;
Going to Church, why”,
But the truth is:
Without God we miss the aim.
Think carefully, please.
Iaroslav Sunday 02.10.2016
Father, thank Thee for all!
I have said “all” on purpose, that’s true –
It’s not laziness, but my soul’s call.
I couldn’t thank for a thing or two
‘Cause it’s so easy for me to forget
And all I have is not mine –
It belongs to Thee as well as my life,
But I do not regret.
Thank Thee, Father, for all!
For all Your gifts and love,
For preventing me from a fall,
For clothes and food, for the peace dove.
Image credit: Wheateater, “Highwood River AB” June, 2009, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
Iaroslav Sunday 06.08.2006
Respect each of your students truly
To help reveal their potential fully,
To help them achieve their goals,
To help discover potential of their beautiful souls.
Iaroslav Monday 23.01.2017
Life is momentarily, true,
Your family is always with you.
How important it is to feel their support!
When you are happy or sad, they’re your Fort!
Iaroslav Thursday 31.12.2009
Don’t be unhappy, I appreciate you
With all your strengths and weaknesses, true.
You are the apple of my eye;
You are the one of whom I never have enough, but I try.
Iaroslav Wednesday 28.12.2016
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!
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Iaroslav Sunday 24.12.2006
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
What you have, hold.
You are so rich indeed!
You are smart, you are bold,
Your health is more precious than gold.
So, be wise to save it and maintain.
No one knows what will happen then.
Under the sun or pouring rain,
Be sage to keep what is main.
Believe, these words are true.
You will need much strength –
Till the sky above is blue –
To do kind things, to break through!
Iaroslav Sunday – Monday 11-12.01.2009
Keep up with the time,
Be smart in the things you do.
Be faithful however high you climb.
Let your love, your health, your words be true.
Iaroslav Monday 05.09.2016
We all need attention –
Not only you and me, but our neighbour too.
To concentrate on ourselves is a temptation,
But communication cures, it’s true.
Iaroslav Monday – Tuesday 04-05.06.2007
Time is slipping away.
Can you try to make it stay?
Nobody can, I presume.
Time escapes leaving reflections like an expensive perfume.
Always searching for better…
Always striving to read life’s enveloped letter…
Time is short and days are few.
Obscure or obvious, but it’s true.
To share time among best things
Is like a bird that flies and sings.
Wisdom makes good use of days.
He’ll win who listens to what it says.
Iaroslav Monday 09.03.2009
Tweet true things
And let your tweets be kind!
Let your tweets help spread wings.
Let them be seasoned with humour to cheer mind!
Iaroslav Sunday 25.11.2012
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
Not much is required to be happy indeed:
To love God sincerely in word and in deed,
To respect our neighbour truly,
And to do all things with love, honestly, and fully.
Iaroslav Tuesday 26.04.2016
Enjoy your life,
From dawn to set.
You are alive;
Don’t get upset.
You are alive,
It means you’ll do.
Your hope and love
Are brisk and true.
Iaroslav Thursday – Friday 29-30.04.2010
What you do is important really:
Your job, your studies, your family, and your sport;
The things for which you get paid and the ones you give freely.
Your kind deeds are your fort.
Every kind deed matters.
Not because of the one who flatters,
But because they improve the world around,
Because they evoke a smile and make happiness abound.
Never question a kind deed you do,
Stay faithful to what is true.
Good intentions may mislead.
So, keep it simple when you do your duty and a kind deed.
Be sure to fulfill your duty in work and studies.
Train to respect your time your party buddies.
Live simple life of faith every day.
Keep it simple and pray.
Iaroslav Monday 04.04.2016
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…
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”.
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Iaroslav Saturday 04.12.2004
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
When you go to Church, you are its part.
Go to Church in simplicity of heart –
Not because somebody tells you,
But because you love, because your faith is true.
Iaroslav Monday 21.03.2016
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
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