Category Archives: Empowering

Day 38 – “What Makes a Friend?”

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“What Makes a Friend?” by Jaymie Gerard

 

 

 

 

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s bold?

Who’s sparkly as diamonds

And shiny as gold?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s brave?

Who could fight off a dragon

Deep in a cave?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s smart?

Who’s a whiz in mathematics

And science and art?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone you’d trust?

Who would bury your secrets

Under the dust?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s strong?

Who could carry a tree for you

Fifteen feet long?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s fast?

Who’d stay behind with you

So you won’t be last?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone bighearted?

Who’d give you the last bite

Of cake he had started?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who cares?

Who, if you were crying,

You know would be there?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s funny?

Who does silly things

Like dancing in honey?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s cool?

Who likes to dress funky

And makes her own rules?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s good?

Who does the right thing

Just like he should?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s happy?

Who’s skippy and bouncy

And flippy and flappy?

 

What makes a friend

Who’s forever and true?

It’s someone quite special –

Someone just like you!

 

 

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Day 25 – “I Use My Words”

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“I Use My Words” by Jaymie Gerard

 

Goodness, I am ANGRY

It makes me want to SHOUT

And STOMP and WEAR A MEAN FACE

To let the ANGER out

Instead I USE MY WORDS to say

WHAT I AM MAD ABOUT

 

Goodness, I am sad today

It makes me want to cry

And pout and whine and whimper

And sniffle, sob and sigh

Instead I use my words

To tell everybody why

 

Goodness, I am happy!

It makes me want to run

And go wild and act all crazy

Until the day is done

Instead I use my words ‘cause that way

We can ALL have fun!

 

When my FEELINGS get too STRONG

I know it’s time to say,

“I’ll USE MY WORDS to show how I feel

In a SAFE and HEALTHY way”

Day 4 – “My Two Hands”

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My Two Hands by Jaymie Gerard

Dedicated to the Children of Child Future Africa

 

My two hands can build

My two hands can hold

My two hands can lift up

My two hands can scold

 

My two hands can beg

My two hands can feed

My two hands can have

My two hands can need

 

My two hands can fix

My two hands can break

My two hands can give

My two hands can take

 

My two hands can touch

My two hands can feel

My two hands can hurt

My two hands can heal

 

My two hands can work

My two hands can play

My two hands can curse

My two hands can pray

 

My two hands can teach

My two hands can learn

My two hands can squander

My two hands can earn

 

My two hands can speak

My two hands can ignore

My two hands can make peace

My two hands can make war

 

My two hands have choices

And they understand:

The future of this world

Is here, in my two hands