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Think Small, Dream Tall
by Regis Auffray

Friday, January 20, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Sometimes I like to try to "whip words into shape;" it usually ends up the other way around.


Think Small, Dream Tall

Think small
Dream tall
Find a way around the wall

Watch the sunlight fade
Lay down in the shade
Of a blade of grass
Allow this to pass

Keep an open mind
If your dreams are kind
You will learn the way
To face the new day

With the morning sun
Once more on the run
Rise up from your bed
With a clearer head

Be taught by the ant
It does not know “can’t”
It lives and it dies
Sans wherefores or whys

Seek wisdom within yourself
Not from books upon the shelf

Think small
Dream tall
Walk right through the wall


© Copyright 2006 Regis Auffray


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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/16/2014
A treasure full of thoughts.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 9/28/2010
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORK...SO FULL OF INSPIRATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT. WELL DONE REGIS, GOD BLESS. THANKS FOR SHARING...LOVE & FAITH,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 9/25/2009
To really know oneself is to find the inner truth, the only real truth. Nicely done!
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/6/2008
I appreciate the messages in this piece, Regis. Well done! Hugs:)
Sheila
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 3/12/2006
Thanks for this inspiratonal poem, Regis. We can all learn a lesson from the ants.

Janet
Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love 3/1/2006
Very motivational. This is great, Regis. I think I might print it out, frame it, and hang it in my daughter's room. These are words I'd like her to memorize.
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 2/15/2006
I feel after reading this one you are a motivating coach and I can go a bit further. You always know what to write, it's a keeper.
I like this...
(Be taught by the ant
It does not know “can’t”
It lives and it dies
Sans wherefores or whys)

Thanks for sharing this with us.
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 2/9/2006
This is really a 'be yourself' poem and THAT is so worthy a cause to endeavor :)!

Great! As always!

Love,
Sandy
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/8/2006
Great advice, should be hanging out on many corners! Thanks for sharing, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 1/30/2006
Darn right! This should be required reading for those with low self esteem. Bravo! Michelle
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 1/30/2006
Enchanting how deep knowledge is expressed with great lightness. I share Sandra Mushi's opinion.
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 1/29/2006
WOW! Wise words, indeed! Thank you for this one, Regis!
Julie
XO
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 1/29/2006
A wonderful inspirational write, Regis! I love it! The sort of thing one should read every morning before starting anything! Very uplifting indeed! Brilliant!

God bless, Regis!

Sandie.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/27/2006
excellent write Regis
very insiprational
thanks for sharing

William .....Peace
Reviewed by A PAX 1/26/2006
oh i like this!!
very sweet and good ole common sense!
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 1/26/2006
Thanks Regis, great inspirational write, excellent j-o-b
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 1/24/2006
So wise and wonderful verse indeed master poet
love and peace
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 1/23/2006
I like this. Remember recovering from surgery and walking through walls of pain and coming out stronger--
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 1/23/2006
great stuff
Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance 1/22/2006
I like it~!!!!!!!!

Mary Lynn Plaisance~
Reviewed by L. Figgins 1/22/2006
Yes! Are you analytical like I am, with the tendency to over-think? This is grand advice and a great poem. "Think small, dream tall" should be a mantra.(Do know what you mean Reg. You start out with an idea that forms into something so differant. This is why poetry is alive)...Love, Lin
Reviewed by Candy T (Reader) 1/22/2006
inspirational, thanks
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/22/2006
Regis:

This one speaks volume to me! I like poems that inspires, and this one has done just that. Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful poem!

Lucky Star Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/22/2006
Unquestionably one of your best and most wise inspirational pieces that should be made into a poster.

Felix
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 1/22/2006
excellent write and rhyme.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/22/2006
Sage thoughts, Reg.

Ron
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/22/2006
A brilliant write Regis, so much wisdom!
love and peace...

Carole
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 1/22/2006
This is fantastic, Regis, much wisdom here!
Safi
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/21/2006
A-wow you rock OH WISE man......LOVE IT!!

You made me day better!!

Love TinkaSweets :)
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 1/21/2006
:-) *smiles and a kiss* ~~Nordette
Reviewed by jude forese 1/21/2006
Seek wisdom within yourself
Not from books upon the shelf

words of wisdom, Regis ...
Reviewed by Lin Edwards (Reader) 1/21/2006
Great stuff Regis. Lay down in the shade of a blade of grass! I love it.
Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 1/21/2006
Walk right through that wall - wow - without knocking myself out!? Great words to live by, Reg.
Monette
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/21/2006
Wonderful motivational Regis! You do these well! Words to live by!
Thanks for sharing!

Eileen
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 1/21/2006
What greater authority for the self than the self? Reach deep and do it! Great advice, great poem, Regis.
Best regards,
Leland
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/21/2006
You have conjured up a how-to piece of poetry that all could do well to emulate, Regis.
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 1/21/2006
Reg, well done. It is also good advice. Without tall dreams, life is purposeless.

Bobbi
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 1/21/2006
Great lines Regis. Penned so well
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 1/21/2006
The picture is an energy chakra! A great meditative and affirmation poem. Got me so excited, I retrieved my cat-o-nine tails to whip it into shape. Regis, you're a man today in touch with rainbow zen! Now put some rake lines in the sand with a pebble for zen wall walking...Peace to you, my friend.

Sage
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 1/20/2006
Regis,

This made me smile! And I love the pic.!
Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop 1/20/2006
seems v blakean regis especially the ant bit, really appreciate the comment made at the heading, mas exacto saludos
Reviewed by J M 1/20/2006
Love the flow and message the rythmn is excellent Regis thank you for this one.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 1/20/2006
Excellent message in this wonderfully written poem, Reg. Never give up!
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/20/2006
Yup, gotta keep cracking that whip.
Dream, but live them ole dreams too..
Reviewed by Paul Williams 1/20/2006
Sagacious and truly uplifting inspired creation Regis...excellent.

Paul;-)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/20/2006
Regis,

You inspire me today. What a fantastic, positive write! Thank you--will definately save this. BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Only A Poet 1/20/2006
wise words indeed, well penned.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/20/2006
Now this is my kind of logic!! Don't know about "whip words into shape", Regis... this is positively kick-ass in my book... the one in me head, and not on the shelf, you understand?! :)) Gotta luv it. Bless you, Tall Man! LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/20/2006
Wood & concrete walls are quite easy, its those steel ones that present the problem of passing thru...just gotta keep pluggin' along...Ed
Reviewed by Peter Paton 1/20/2006
A very inspirational and intuitive write Reg
This sure is a motivator !
Peter
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/20/2006
Uplifting wonderful write of inspiration. Within all answers are found :-)
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 1/20/2006
A very inspiring poem, Dear Regis! Hope this is the feeling you're feeling.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/20/2006
Seek wisdom within yourself
Not from books upon the shelf

Excellent advice, Regis!
Reviewed by Debashish Haar 1/20/2006
This is a very insightful poem, Regis!

D
Reviewed by Meredith Dixon 1/20/2006
As I read this, I envisioned it put on a poster which I would love to hang on my wall before I walk out the door every morning and read it as a reminder to me since I so often do not do this! Actually, I should put it by my bookcase. Of course life has shaped me on it's own but I have gone so much by books as I have raised children and have tried to learn about myself and others. Just take it simple but believe in yourself. I love this. And "walk right through that wall." Okay, I will; I will try. Beautiful and eloquent message that everyone can relate to but people like me cannot just sum it up so well and sweetly. Thanks, Regis. Love from Meredith I find this so encouraging that I would love to print this our and really hang it up when our printer is finally hooked up!
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