A Haiku - Encouragement

Cheer someone on. You never know how far they may go.

Who needs my encouragement?
Who needs my encouragement? | Source

Seems we all need some,

Some help and inspiration.

Pats on the back help.

What we do can grow.

There’s no limit, we are sure.

Just compliment them


Excite a child….do!

Teach them reading, or swimming.

Help them see their worth.

Did no one help you?

Did it all on your own, right?

It’s pay back time now.

A colleague at work,

Helpful help that came your way,

Each deserve your thanks,

That special teacher,

The priest or the rabbi, too.

The faithful parent.

A “Job well done. Thanks!”

“I enjoyed your performance.”

“I’m so glad I came.”

It doesn’t take much,

Sometimes just a touch, or smile.

New courage give them


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved..

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Comments 17 comments

Kenneth 4 years ago

Great blog Uncle. A lot of people could learn and preach this especially to young children.

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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Those are some beautiful thoughts and a lovely poem. Thanks for submitting it.

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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

These are really nice.

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Made 4 years ago from Finland

It made me think of my childhood. I want to spend more time with my own children than my parents did with me. Really nice!

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cat on a soapbox 4 years ago from Los Angeles

I really like your approach to haiku! I am so used to writing about nature and the seasons.

This series is one of my favorites from you. Very nice!

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p10kabhijita 4 years ago from India

An inspiring read :)

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I agree, Congratulating a person for a job well done is priceless. We all need that pat on the back. Enjoyed..Thank you..

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

He became certain

When the echo of his voice

Returned from mountains

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DON BALDERAS 4 years ago

Nice hub! Truly, when a person gets an encouraging gesture or word, inspiration to do something out of the ordinary just comes in. It only takes a word or a pat on the back to say, "Go, give it a try." "I am with you all the way." "Give it your best." Many times, the silence and sneers of people around just show their insecurity. People need people.

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

a life lesson well taught, sir! isn't it sad that things that seem like basic common sense need to be said - and then - are ignored?

voting up/across

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I will just keep on encouraging you with little Hubs from time to time.

Thanks for making me part of your day, that's very encouraging. Mr. P.

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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

A little congratulations goes a long way, doesn't it? We all need it.

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

picklesandrufus: First we have to be sure we are doing righteous things others might think to congratulate us for. If they don't....we still did some rigtheous things we can congratulate ourselves for having done.

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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

Message well taken. Encouragement helps both the giver and the receiver to grow. Voted up and useful.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Great thoughts. Encouragement especially for children goes a long way.

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

great poem from you Demas...love reading your lofty thoughts...

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

DON BALDERAS: You stated your affirmation very well. I suspect that, like myself, you have had lots of encouragement along the way and have repaid that encouragement by encouraging others. Well done.

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