Frozen Frames

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A door opens, a door closes;
In my mind, your pictures are frozen.

The time we’ve spent has been true.
The ups, the downs
Think of all we’ve been through.

I can still see your smile in the summer sun
I always knew I’d stay – you thought I’d run.

Frozen frames of you forever in my memory
I close my eyes – you’re all I see
I’m here to stay, it’s our destiny.

Our lives will pass like seasons
The bitter cold, summer’s demons.

The sun will rise, the sun will set
We’ll get lost, we’ll place our bets,
But it’s you I’ll never second guess.

A door opens, a door closes;
In my mind, your pictures are frozen.

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The Bond Can’t Be Broken

I was stranded and alone
You came and raised me as your own
You lied for me, you’d die for me;
You’d do anything for your family.

Caught in the middle
Mother knows best
You solved every riddle
We put you to the test.

A mother by nature
Saving us from danger
The tables have turned;
It’s now our concern.

The bond can’t be broken
You were sent from above
It’s rarely spoken,
But I’m here for you, my love.

If You Could Go Back…

If you could go back,
Would you do it again?
If you could go back,
Would you change, my friend?

You may wish to live each path
While each day is pressing
Today’s the same, no aftermath
What could have been keeps you guessing

Be here today,
Disregard tomorrow
Sit down and stay;
Forget your sorrow.

You long to visit the past
You’d change this and that
Life: better by a million-fold,
But would you really be so bold?

Would it all be perfect?
Would it all work out?
Would it be worth it?
You have your doubts.

You’d still have to roll the dice
You’d still have to get it right
Life isn’t always agreeable
You must accept the unforeseeable….

 

The Deed Can’t Be Undone

A ramblin’ man
Gone tomorrow
With no plans

Travelling far, leaving for fun
He says goodbye to his son
One last time

Lost in the fog
His mind in a daze
Alone, he sobs

Memory fades, reality drains
Once a gifted boy
He’s now searching for his brain

Life passed him by
It can’t be undone
Like many, he’s living a lie

Wishes to go back
Look into his eyes, you see heartbreak
Deep down he owns his mistakes

What has he done?
He lost time
He lost his son.

Farewell, Felix…

You picked me up
When the chips were low
We never met
Yet we’re kindred souls

You spoke the truth
While the rest saved face
My innocent youth
Lost its way

I’m on my bike; I must go
I have to strike out on my own

Still young
Practically penniless
My day will come
You know I’ll savor it

My burning determination
It won’t leave the equation
Tried to cut it loose
Met with indignation

Blessed and cursed
With the compulsion to work

On my own
A lone wolf
I can’t stop
Til’ I reach the top

I make this oath:
I’ll never retreat,
I’ll never explain
Thank you, Dear Felix,
For showing me the way.

A Few Quotes From My Favorite Business Author

“We all achieve what we believe deep down inside.”

“You can’t do anything unless you have the beliefs to back it up.”

“Until we take a leap of faith, none of us know if we can fly.”

“Schools are always behind, and if you rely on traditional education alone you’ll always be behind, too. Believe that inexperience is an asset, allowing you to think outside the box in ways your competition can’t even imagine.”

“Be true to yourself, and the right people and opportunities will filter to you.”

“Your success is completely determined by your ability to break free from the one and only approach everyone else is following.”

“Early entrepreneurial success is often defined by survival. But my bet is that once you get started, you will naturally get your feet under you and not just survive but thrive.”

-All quotes by Mike Michalowicz  

To learn more check out his books — The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur & The Pumpkin Plan

 

 

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