Monday, March 18, 2019

To Whom Do You Serve? - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins




Oh, such tenderness

Within the human spirit

To whom do you serve?

©  2019  M.N. Hopkins

Note:    The first two verses of this poem were inspired and came directly to me a few days ago after watching a movie in which one of the main characters was a very sweet, sensitive and kind person which is a rarity in our world of socially engineered mental illness and a long list of genders.   I tried 4 different versions of the 3rd line but none were right in my mind.  I thought to have patience and wait for a week or even a month if necessary and had faith the final verse would come to me eventually.   While walking today, the 18th of March, 2019 the words came to me.  Luckily, I carry paper and pen on me for occasions as this.   I wrote the entire poem out and published it today, the 18th of March 2019 in the haiku style of poetry.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

11 Quotations from Bruce Lee



11 Fantastic Pieces Of Advice From Kung Fu Master Bruce Lee

InspireMore Staff       11 January  2015


Bruce Lee was not only a karate master, he had a pretty good outlook on life.  Here are some of his best quotes.

1. Be Yourself. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

2. Admit Your Mistakes. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

3. Don’t Waste Time. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
4. Go With The Flow. “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”
5. Be Slow To Anger. “A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”
6. Stay Humble. “Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”
7. Train Hard In Whatever You Do. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
8. Live For More Than Yourself. “Real living is living for others.”
9. Focus On Endurance. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”
10. Develop Love Constantly. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”
11. Remain Positive. “As you think, so shall you become.”
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Vorwärts- Ein Gedicht von M.N. Hopkins



Vorwärts, weiter, vorwärts, alle zusammen. Vorwärts bedeutet Leben,  Rückzug bedeutet Tod. Bleib stark, sei furchtlos.

©  2019 . M.N. Hopkins

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator and manual proofed by KiBLS:)

To read the above poem in English, please click on the link below:


http://mnhopkins.blogspot.com/2019/03/onward-poem-by-mnhopkins.html

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Onward - A Poem by M.N.Hopkins





Onward, onward, all

Forward means life, retreat means death

Stay strong,  be fearless

©  2019    M.N.  Hopkins

Note:   Another poem inspired by the Starshatter series of Science Fiction novels.  In this poem I imagine what the Kil’ra Morale Officer named Dozan’Re who is a member of a tiger like race of aliens would say to rally the troops.  It was written as a tribute to this fictional character.  The poem was written a few days ago and published for the first time on my blog today, the 14th of March, 2019.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

I Don't Fear Aging - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins



I don't fear aging

There is no aging within

Only refining

©  2019   M.N. Hopkins

Note:   I wrote this poem today after reflecting upon the years and my body aging yet within I feel just as alert and ageless as always and certainly much wiser.   I wrote it in the haiku style of poetry and published it for the first time on my blog today,  the 11th of March 2019.

If you liked this poem and would like to read more of my poetry,  please click upon the link provided below:

Poetry by M.N. Hopkins

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Lose Not Your Courage - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins




Lose not your courage

We fight for Terran's future

Free from enslavement

©  2019    M.N.  Hopkins

Note:    This was inspired by the Starshatter series of science fiction books and was written on the 10th of  March 2019.   It was written in the haiku style of poetry and  published for the first time on my blog today.

You can find the trilogy of books at:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079K62S78


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HFCQC7C


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MKS8PB9