Sep 20, 2010

I for Inspiration

What gets you through the day is motivation
What sees you through a lifetime is inspiration
Pearls of wisdom coined to inspire
An idol so perfect to admire
Lessons well- imbibed saw him through
He has left a treasure behind for you

Take that example placed before you
Make it a source of constant motivation
Crest and trough to sail through
Keep in sight your inspiration
Every good to learn from and admire
Some deeds and many words that inspire

 A successful idea may also inspire
And for life may stay with you
A success story to admire
Pointers to take for self-motivation
Take it to heart for inspiration
And from the stereotype break through

Sea of Nay-Sayers you got to sail through
And one day see that you inspire
Others look up to you for inspiration
One day that idol could be you
That day give others liberal motivation
Shine through for them to admire

The mundane no one will admire
The rules you got to break through
Aim high with recharged motivation
Do the new to inspire
With experience there’ll be a wiser you
And one day you’ll be the inspiration

One life well-spent is inspiration
That which the world will admire
Let the talent dormant within you
Rise and break through
Your deeds must shine, inspire
Be the next generation’s motivation

If what sees you to success is inspiration
In the making of an idol for generations to admire
What keeps you going is self- motivation

This is a SESTINA: 
Is a highly structured poem consisting of 6 six-line stanzas concluding with a 3-line “envoi”, for a total of thirty-nine lines.Rather than simply rhyming, the actual line-ending words are repeated in successive stanzas in a designated rotating order. The prescribed pattern for using the 6 line-ending words is:
1st stanza 1 2 3 4 5 6
2nd stanza 6 1 5 2 4 3
3rd stanza 3 6 4 1 2 5
4th stanza 5 3 2 6 1 4
5th stanza 4 5 1 3 6 2
6th stanza 2 4 6 5 3 1
envoi 2--5 4--3 6--1
 The sestina dates back to the Middle Ages when it was adopted by the Italian poets of the Renaissance (Dante and Petrarch), and is often used by contemporary poets.

 This poem has been written especially for the


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