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South African Author and Poet

Michael Sage Poems

Michael Sage - 19 September 1958

Born: Windhoek, Namibia (South West Africa)

Residence: Cape Town, South Africa

Family:

  • Mother - Angelique Ismay
  • Father - Robert Francis
  • Brother - Gary
  • Wife - Maryke
  • Children - Nicholas, Danielle, Timothy

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A PROMISE OF SUCCESS
by Michael Sage

Ones potential is so huge, and so vast,
Yet, why is it, that so many fail, and usually come last?,
So few truly succeed, that when they do, others are jealous and totally aghast,
Let’s all believe in success, and I promise that failure will be part of the past.

The things you think, and the things you believe,
If they are true, then those are the things that you will achieve,
But if your thoughts are false, or they are used to deceive,
You’ll be stabbed in the back, and that is a promise that you had better believe.

Get rid of depression, worry and fear,
Because success is so often so very, very near,
Tell your subconscious ,  “success is mine”, and tell it to hear,
Remind it often, then success will be yours, that is a promise, my dear.

Just ask the “DIVINE”, for whatever you desire,
For happiness or abundance, or anything else to which you aspire,
It’s now time to succeed, so go ahead, set your goals, and light that fire,
Do it with passion, and I promise you this, you’ll soar higher and higher.

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A True Friend
By Michael Sage

Your true friends you can count on one hand, a very rare breed,
Some claim to be your friends, not for love, but rather for greed,
Others are jealous, and place before you, a negative seed,
Lest you get ahead of them, and their success, you exceed,

And your journey forward, they are determined to block and  impede,
And are self-righteous when you fall, or stumble and bleed,
Then utter, “I told you so”, in the hope that you will concede,
That their ways are better, you need follow, and to take heed,

But the one that motivates you in darkness, and in your hour of need,
And the one that uplifts you, and even for awhile, takes the lead,
The one that celebrates with you and for you, when you succeed,
That is a friend, my friend, that, is a true friend - indeed.

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A WISE OLD SAGE SAY’TH
By Michael Sage

The Lord give’th you 2 eyes, 2 ears and 1 mouth,
The first two are slightly north, the latter slightly south,

He give’th you more of some, and less of the other,
So as to look & listen more, than to talk and hurt one another.

So take’th some sage advice & work in the following order,
First survey the landscape, and keep reactions within that border.

Then listen’th carefully and deeply what others have to say,
Before opening your mouth & putting your ignorance out on display!

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ALL YOU NEED IS FAITH
by Michael Sage

I hear so many people say;

What is life all about, and why is it such a pain?,
If only I could take all my troubles, and flush them down the drain,
I always seem to walk alone, down that dusty country lane,
Why is it that I’m struggling so, and is it really all in vain?

I hear so many people say;

I have so many worries, they descend on me like pouring rain,
My life is such a total mess, like a great big ugly stain,
Can I change it all around, and if I do, what is it, that I will gain?
Will I still have something to live for, and will I still be sane?

Now all you people hear me say;

Life is such a wondrous thing, in so many different ways,
Thank “GOD” for every little thing, and when you give thanks, do it with praise,
If you follow “HIS” every word, “HE” will lead you out of that confusing maze,
And into pastures lush and green, where all “HIS” sheep, in peace, can graze,

Now all you people hear me say;

Just have a little faith, then your troubles will be but a passing phase,
“HE” will guide you to your hearts desires, in so many different ways,
Ask “HIM” now to change your life, invite “HIM” in, this is something that always pays,
Then your life will turn around, and all you have to do, is give “HIM” thanks and praise!!

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AN EMOTION
by Michael Sage

There came an emotion, somewhere from above
gracefully floating, like a beautiful white dove
I’m enveloped by this emotion, it fits like a glove
So peaceful and wonderful, this feeling called Love

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AN INCH IS EQUAL TO A MILE - A WINNERS PHILOSOPHY
By Michael Sage

Would you believe it if I said an inch is equal to a mile !,
You must be crazy, I hear you say with a smile!,
Well, let me explain, it will take just a very short while,
You snigger and say, o.k., with a smurky little grin on your dial.
   
I had a horse, which I entered into a big, big race,
The competition was strong, but we all started from an equal base,
It was over a mile, and was run at a very fast pace,
Mine won by an inch, and everybody said, your horse is an ace!

For the winner, it was a very profitable pay day,
But 2nd place only got half the amount, you say with dismay!,
Your horse didn’t go double the distance or win by such a long way,
How come then were you given double the pay?

You see, although my horse won by only a very short head,
It was just that extra little effort, that put my horse in very good stead,
You know what you have to do, if you want to leave the opposition for dead,
Just do that little bit extra, and this will ensure that you’re a winner instead.

It does not matter if you win by an inch, or you win by a mile,
A winners rewards are always greater, and a winner will live in style,
So if you go the extra mile and win by an inch, or give an extra inch and win by a mile,
You’ll still be a winner, which proves that an inch is equal to a mile!!

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GROWING IDEAS
By Michael Sage

Your mind at peace - lazing around a crackling campfire,
Deep within - a thought of something to which you may aspire.
The dawning of a new idea - the spark of a little fire,
Growing bigger day by day - until it’s a fully-fledged desire.

Stoke the coals within - let the flames engulf you like a wildfire,
Keep on stoking - never allow the flames of desire to expire.
Seek what you need - don’t be shy to ask for help or to enquire,
For lack of information - can force your pursuit to misfire.

Sink your teeth into your idea - like a bloodthirsty vampire,
Exercise your brains - allow your dendrons to rewire.
Mull your mind - work it hard - allow it to perspire,
While gathering information - which you need and must acquire.

Times will come that will be tough – like treading through a soggy quagmire,
Persistence is the thing - which you will then most require.
Dream stealers will attempt to hold you back - hoping your ideas will backfire,
Believe in yourself - unwaveringly - and stick with people that inspire.

You’ll be amazed what you can achieve - and what will transpire,
The end result  - your pride and joy - for all and sundry to admire.
The castles you’ve built  - the dynasty you’ve created - what an empire,
The completion of your task - before you lay down and retire.

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HEAVEN OR HELL
By Michael Sage

Unlock your potential, with your GOD given key
Negative beliefs keep you always, drifting at sea
So alter your thoughts, make them happy and free
If life changes are the things, that you wish to see

We are all the creators, of our own destiny
GOD’S kingdom is within – both in you & in me
This means that satan doesn’t exist, there is no enemy
And our failures are our own, and not some conspiracy

Lets strive to be the best, each, according to their ability
Because Heaven and hell co-exist, in the same great city
Where to live is your choice, but I’m sure you’ll agree
That Heaven must be, a hell, of a nice place to be!


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HOPE
By Michael Sage

Hope is the horizon of far too many,
Yearning for a pound, yet earning a penny,
The thin line to success which they try to breach,
Always in the distance and just out of reach.


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I HAVE A DREAM
by Michael Sage

I have a dream, it’s about the past,
Where anger and hurt, no longer last,
I have a dream, where there is no hate,
For that is the day, I can no longer wait.

I have a dream, it’s about today,
It’s about the things, we do and we say,
I have a dream, it’s about what’s in our mind,
Where we consciously try, to be thoughtful and kind.

I have a dream, it’s about tomorrow,
Filled with happiness, where there is no sorrow,
I have a dream, it’s to do with peace,
Where love and joy, will never cease.

I have a dream, that the things that I dream,
Are about reality, and not just a dream,
I pray to “ GOD ”, that my dreams may come true,
I pray this for everyone, but especially for you!!



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