'Star of the East' Hall

49 Edge End Road Broadstairs

Kent, CT10 2AH


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Success


by Stephen Taylor


Success comes in different ways

Success comes if we believe

Success comes in different measure

Sometimes brings pain, oft times relief.


Triumphs are different for all of us

Depends on what we aspire to

New car, new friend, maybe just a smile

Won't be the same for me as it is for you.


It may just be waking up each day

To see the sunshine one more time

It may be feeling your hand entwined

With the partner's you never thought you'd find


It may be as simple as learning to say

'how are you?' in a foreign tongue

Or finally passing an exam or test

At the end of the road you alone have run


No matter how large or small your success

You should feel proud and pleased with yourself

You've taken that step and achieved your goal

Surpassed the original hand you were dealt


We all need challenges, goals to achieve

To help us grow and develop our souls

Our inner self confidence and self esteem

So the sum of the parts exceeds the whole


So on those days you are feeling low

Remember the successes that got you this far

the small and the large ones, those invisible ones too

All together make you who you are.

Air


by Heather Atta


The air

Turns crisp

In

Shimmering

Breath

New

Gleam

Of aura

Endless

Depth

My shine

A solid

Sheet

Of light

Intensely

Lurid

Sanctioned

Sight

I bow

I whisp

I fly

I soar

In heavens

Bliss

My soul

Seeks more

No want

Nor wish

Intent

In sight

Exist

in this

Extent

Of might

It feeds

it heals

It pours

It's source

It

Self

Conceals

It's source

Endorsed

I am

I be

I cannot

Sigh

For blessed

Are we

Forever

Nigh