Be True

I am through with being rude,

Because it does me NO good;

I am finished with floating around,

Since it does damages to my background;

I am done with pleasing everyone,

The reason is simple,

I don’t always have fun;

I have enough of running into a blind valley,

Tigers and snakes are barring me from continuing my journey!

It’s time for me to rise above

the ordinary stuff

so that I am rewarded with authentic love

and become intellectually tough!

Did you see

and agree?

sometimes we need to be little bit selfish

in order to focus on what we could accomplish;

if you admit me a wish,

then I will have to narrow down my desires,

be true

and be specific

in order to catch the fish!

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Poetry Potluck (Beaches and Mountains)

Banking With Words

Do you collect words in purpose when you read? Have you ever thought about becoming rich in words? Do you know that when you write and speak, the words you use show your style?

I believe that most of you have reading journals, probably the reason you keep a journal is simply, you want to keep track of your reading history. if you have no objection, beginning today, keep a reading journal for the purpose of depositing words in your word account as well!

I enjoy reading, I have so much fun jotting words down and play with them. For words that are flat or extreme, I put them down and label them! However, for words that delight and amuse, I place them down and remind myself to revisit them whenever I need to write a thank you note or give a report. It makes a huge difference in other people’s life as well as in yours when you know the rope of banking with words and invest them in practice.

You want to make people feel good about hearing from you and you will get it.

Be aware that people prefer freshness, thus it is important to update your word account on daily basis and form a hobby of it.

To expand my own vocabularies, I have those words sorted out and kept in my notes:

Sample words That Sound and Rhythm (be cautious when use words that have strike-through):

wink, blink, pink, think, ink;

glow, grow, show, know, blow, below, low;

top, pop, hop, mop, flop, stop, shop;

grace, trace, place, race, face, pace, lace, faith;

blind, mind, find, kind, grind, hind, behind, mankind, wind;

grand, band, and, stand, sand, understand, land, hand;

wise, rise, sunrise, size, prize;

nice, price, twice, dice, rice, twice, mice, disguise;

good, mood, wood, food, understood, childhood, neighborhood;

Teach, peach, beach, reach, preach;

fetch, stretch, hatch, match, attach, detach, research, search, snatch;

bitch, witch,

dream, cream, beam, team, scream;

fame, game, lame, same, fame, frame, tame, blame, shame;

rich, pitch, switch, niche;

cool, wool, pool stool;

handsome, awesome, gruesome, troublesome;

well, tell, shell, bell, sell, excel, hell, spell, smell, yell;

best, rest, chest, guest, test, crest, nest, request, zest, vest, worst;

precious, delicious, cautious, obvious, curious, gracious, ambitious, anxious, conscious, unconscious;

marvelous, nervous, wondrous, humorous, jealous, furious, frivolous;

enjoy, joy, soy, toy, boy, destroy;

whistle, twinkle, special, sparkle, sprinkle, wrinkle, winkle;

page, cage, stage, wage, salvage, engage, sage, bandage, age, rage, savage, sabotage;

Sample words That Carry Similar Meanings (be cautious when use words that have strike-through):

novel, new, fresh, entry level, beginners, newcomers, recent graduates;

real, true, authentic, genuine;

facts, evidences, records, nonfiction, experiences, proofs, truth;

fake, false, untrue, fiction, unreal, lies, whoppers;

What do you think? Contribute to my word counts if you have some more in mind!