Mattie J. T. Stepanek

POETRY: Seeds for Thought, by Mattie J. T. Stepanek

November 21, 2012

The sword is heavy. And piercing sharp. Stronger than rock, It yields a mighty blow To the foe With each assault. The bow and arrow Are light and swift. Silent war implement, It yields a surprise attack To front or back, From a distance. And yet, Stronger than the sword, Swifter than the arrow, are words— Among the most powerful Of all weapons. Words can tear and hurt And cause pain and strife. Words can heal and comfort And sow peace in life. Heed the wisdom, and Use words with [...]

POETRY: Flowing Thoughtfulness, by Mattie J. T. Stepanek

November 21, 2012

When one person Is thoughtful to another, The thoughtfulness Gets carried on and on. It is like a river of kindness, Once blocked by rocks, That is suddenly opened By a single person’s Kind thought or act. The river runs freely again, And continues to flow, Moving more rocks and Reaching the hearts of others. When one person Is thoughtful to another The thoughtfulness Gets carried on and on. The more we get together And help each other, The more friendship There can be throughout Many different places. The friendship can begin Like a small stream In a single neighborhood, And then expand throughout A river of districts, states, Countries, and even continents. When one person Is thoughtful to another, The thoughtfulness Gets carried [...]

POETRY: Making Wishes, by Mattie J. T. Stepanek

November 21, 2012

The best time to make a wish is when You throw a penny in the fountain. The best time to make a wish is when You see the first star. The best time to make a wish is when You blow out the candles on your cake. And the very best time to make a wish is when You have a special prayer in your [...]