Respect Oneself

Practical facts wear me down
– all this planning & execution
Factor in time as first necessity
– then will & stress combined

Don’t venture beyond your means
– always stay on point
Choose your challenges responsibly
– and always pay bills in a timely manner

Project an image of confidence
– and always keep it clean in love & war
Be the best you can be, surgically precise
– and, don’t hesitate to accept resistance

Respect of Mind

The temptations of insanity
– loose screws & rusty nails –
desirable means for fulfilling needs,
sheltered from the storm
of wishful thinking

Welcome to the places
accessible thru a heart so true
– inside these bonds between Us –
sculpted by gifted minds
as benefactors of the Arts

Whatever your specialty
– those things which you do best –
your worth cannot be overstated,
in this complex & sophisticated realm
where just about anything has happened