On Swag

ਜੰਤਾ ਜਾਣ ਦੀ ਰਕਾਨੇ, ਸਾਡੇ ਪੱਕੇ ਨੇ ਯਰਾਨੇ
ਜਿੱਥੇ ਵੀ ਮੈਂ ਲਾਈਆਂ ਨੀ ਨੇ ਯਾਰੀਆਂ
ਗੱਲ ਦਿੱਲ ਦੀ ਨਾ ਕਈਏ, ਤਾਂਇਓ ਦੂਰ-ਦੂਰ ਰਈਏ
ਠੱਗ ਹੁੰਦੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਸੂਰਤਾਂ ਪਿਆਰੀਆਂ

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Check ਕਰ ਮਿੱਤਰਾਂ ਦਾ swag ਬਿੱਲੋ
ਗੱਡੀ ਤੇ ਕੁੜਤਾ-ਪਜਾਮਾ ਦੋਵੇਂ black ਬਿੱਲੋ
ਜੱਟ ਦਾ attitude ਭਾਰੀ ਇਹਨਾ ਸਾਂਭ ਸਕਦਾ
ਨੀ ਤੇਰਾ Gucci ਆਲਾ bag ਬਿੱਲੋ

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Janta jandi rakane, sade pakke ne yarane
Jithe vi main layian ni ne yaarian
Gall dil di na kahiye, taion door door raie
Thug hundian ne soortan payariyan

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Check kar Mitran da Swag Billo
Gaddi te Kurta Pajama Dove Black Billo
Jatt da attitude bhaari ehna saambh sakda ni
Tera Gucci aala bag Billo

Thank you, Sunshine

Mnemonic

I forgot the prairie because it stood
so still. I forgot the clouds because
they were always moving. I forgot
the taste of water because it lay quietly
inside the taste of everything.

I forgot a childhood when it disappeared
through a hole in itself. Later, mushrooms
emerged from the damp soil.

The way to keep something is to forget it.
Then it goes to an enormous place.

Grass grows to the horizon like hair.
In the sky the clouds go on naming
and unnaming themselves.

– Jenny George

Source: Mnemonic – Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”

― Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them

Source: Quote by Christian D. Larson: “Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing …”

On sad poetry

“I basked in you;
I loved you, helplessly, with a boundless tongue-tied love.
And death doesn’t prevent me from loving you.
Besides,
in my opinion you aren’t dead.
(I know dead people, and you are not dead.)”

― Franz Wright, Walking to Martha’s Vineyard

Enjoy Yourself

You work and work for years and years, you’re always on the go.
You never take a minute off, too busy makin’ dough.
Someday you say, you’ll have your fun, when you’re a millionaire.
Imagine all the fun you’ll have in your old rockin’ chair.

Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.
Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink.
The years go by, as quickly as a wink.
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.

You’re gonna take that ocean trip, no matter come what may.
You’ve got your reservations made, but you just can’t get away.
Next year for sure, you’ll see the world, you’ll really get around,
But how far can you travel when you’re six feet underground?

Your heart of hearts, your dream of dreams, your ravishing brunette,
She’s left you and she’s now become somebody else’s pet.
Lay down that gun, don’t try my friend to reach the great beyond.
You’ll have more fun by reaching for a redhead or a blond.

Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.
Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink.
The years go by, as quickly as a wink.
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.

You never go to night clubs and you just don’t care to dance.
You don’t have time for silly things like moonlight and romance.
You only think of dollar bills tied neatly in a stack,
But when you kiss a dollar bill, it doesn’t kiss you back.

Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.
Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink.
The years go by, as quickly as a wink.
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.


—– Additional verses found in other versions —–

Another birthday’s here and gone, you’ve turned another page,
And suddenly you realize that you’ve reached middle age.
Just think of all the fun you’ve missed; it makes you kind of sad
It’s better to have had your wish than to have wished you had.

You worry when the weather’s cold, you worry when it’s hot,
You worry when you’re doing well, you worry when you’re not,
It’s worry, worry, all the time, you don’t know how to laugh.
They’ll think of something funny when they write your epitaph.

You love somebody very much, you want to set the date,
But money doesn’t grow on trees so you decide to wait.
You’re so afraid that you might bite off more than you can chew
Don’t be afraid; you won’t have teeth when you reach 92!

Poem: Enjoy Yourself