Fay Slimm






Joy in being
~ ~ ~ ~ is not understood
until what is seen

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ in the heart

is departure
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ from need.


Self is always
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ wholly enough
and to succeed

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ is to know

that we alone

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ can beat defeat.


Life may rain hurt
~ ~ ~ ~ yet we can learn 
to dance and stay dry

- - - - - ~ ~ ~ ~ if covered

with courage

~ ~ ~ ~ ~  of self-esteem.


  • Neville

    filled like a bloomin garden... full of beautiful truisms one only need look... Neville

    • Fay Slimm

      Most grateful dear Neville for your read and assessment of the title's treatment - - pleased too that you dubbed the suggestions raised to gain success as "truisms" - - - my thanks for such an encouraging review

      • Neville

        pleasure & true ..

      • dusk arising

        Your wonderful first verse here says it all for me.

        • Fay Slimm

          So pleased you liked the points made in that first stanza D A - your read and comment warms my heart.

        • Joe Dawson

          Lovely Fay, Self-esteem. An overblown view of what one might hope to be and with any luck one day might be. Self-confidence, self-assurance and all the tools one needs to know when a little self-restraint might temper a potential claim by others in matters of grandiose pomposity and a tendency to reach a little too far beyond one's station. Brilliant! Joe

          • Fay Slimm

            Thanks a load Joe for your in-put on the subject of gaining esteem - attaining joy in our being alive offers greater benefits than we could imagine.......... appreciate your visit and comment.

          • Suresh

            There's a lot said, and you said it best.

            • Fay Slimm

              How very kind of you to so honour my writing Suresh. Glad too that you dropped by and read the piece on Esteem.

            • Goldfinch60

              Wonderful write Fay and so very true.

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