“Rise Up And Greet The Day” by Stephen Kalinich



With music as with life
one should not fear
going into the unknown
one should not be diminished
by anger
expressed towards them
or someone
opposed to ones idea.
One must go
for the difficult
not be afraid
of what is emotionally challenging
one must learn
even if one is not nice
or kind to you
you can learn.
One must build up a hide
of sorts
a resilience
to thrive and survive
in the creative world.
Many people
will let you down
but Grace will never do that.
We are all human.
Keep composing
being a creator
of art and music
and know
you are a sweet soul
and i love you.
Rise up and
greet the day.

Stephen John Kalinich

L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish

© 2010


  1. lkthayer · December 30, 2010

    Love this Stevie, thank you! xoxo Lisa 🙂

  2. Roz Levine · December 30, 2010

    What an uplifting poem, Steven. I particulary love the last line, “Rise up and greet the day.” I will do that tomorrow morn and believe I shall have a much more beautiful day because of this powerful message.

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