Posts Tagged ‘don’t give up’

It’s okay

By: Ashlee Zlotnick

It’s okay to be scared
of things you don’t understand.
It’s ok to feel anxious
when things don’t go your way.
It’s okay to miss someone
when they are not near.
It’s okay to feel alone,
when you with a group of people.
It’s okay to need to be alone
and have time to yourself.
It’s okay to say you need someone
and ask them to be there.
It’s okay to be weak and afraid
and need someone to protect you.
It’s okay to lose yourself for a bit
because I will always guide you back.
It’s okay… It will always be okay.



This poet has to be on of the hardest ones I have to write and have ever written…

In life, we are given situations we feel we cannot deal with. Excuse the French but that is total BULLSHIT! We fear we cannot deal with it therefore we give into things to make us feel better and forget about the problem at hand… Were does that get you may I ask? What good does alcohol abuse, drug abuse or any other form of substance abuse get you? Answer is Rehab, the streets, Heaven or Hell…

Guys I know life may seem hard at times and I know it may seem like you cannot handle it but you CAN! I belive that G-D has put things in front of us to over come and to make us stronger, there is nothing in life he gives us so that we cannot deal with it. He is our father and the man who breathes air into our lungs… Have faith in him and have faith that what he gives us it there to help us grow as people not to bring us closer to shutting down and giving in. Yes sometimes the only thing you can do is let go and move on but please please please don’t turn to stupid things and don’t do stupid things because you feel like there is no way out. There is always a window or a key or a torch that will show you the way back home and back to yourself.

So lesson for today: don’t give in so easily to substances. Try and find the solution or just keep the faith



Don’t quit

By:Ashlee Zlotnick

When life has got you down
and you not sure where to turn.
You have a frown
when you really want to be positive and learn.
You want to have a high
but you don’t know how
and you let out a mighty sigh
because it feels like life is being a cow.

Life will have its down hills
but soon you will reach the top, I don’t lie.
No matter what you are still
you. Don’t let anyone question why!
No matter what, don’t you dare quit
because giving up is not fun,
It would be easier just to quit
but then you will never have won.

To win the prize,
you must suffer a bit.
Listen to me because this advice is wise:

My passion- Choc Childhood cancer foundation

Hey guys:)

For those of you who know me on a personal level will know that I have not always been as positive as I am today. I used to be the person who thought everything in life was bad and no good ever comes out of bad situations. Having said that, I have always been a giving person and want to help others. My mom always told me that my heart is way too big and sometimes I just can’t do it all but hey that is me I guess and that is how I got involved with CHOC.

Getting involved with this organisation has allowed me to learn how to be positive and how to better my community. My life was nothing before I had Choc and now that I have it, I will do everything I can for those children! A doctor cannot do his or her job without a stethoscope, well I cannot be me without them. When ever I go and see the children at the hospital or the home itself, I get a fuzzy and warm feeling inside. I know that my visit means just as much to them as it does to me. Life would not be the same if they were not in it and I know that I will never have to worry about that as I will never allow myself to drift from them.

Everyone has someone or something that has made them a better person today. Mine is Choc. These kids always have a smile on their faces and love in their hearts and now so do I because of them.

Moral of this post is: life is way too short to only see the bad and have a smile on your face because it is catchy and you never know who is in need of a smile. If one person smiles, everyone who will pass you will smile too. If you have something very close to your heart, always stand up for it and don’t let anyone bring it down. One more thing, a good deed can change your life, it did mine so why not give it a try and allow community service change you.

You Can Try

By:Ashlee Zlotnick

You can try to run away

from every drop of rain above you.

You can try hid how you feel

about loosing that person in your life.


You can try erase that memory

that once haunted you everyday.

You can try act like nothing happened

and you don’t share the same history.


You can try pretend

that you don’t remember.

You can try forget

that you once loved him


The things you trying to erase,forget or kill,

are the things that has made you, you!

You were able to survive those things and now

you stronger, so don’t get rid of your progress.

A Step Forward

‘Sir I don’t understand. You tell me that you love my writing but you are not willing to publish it, why?’

‘Ashlee, you are an amazing writer and you have a lot of potential but your writing is not what I usually support and publish. I am so sorry but not this time.’ Mr. Kruger is the editor and chief of this huge publishing agency in my area and I was hoping he would give me my big break but I guess not. That is the seventh person this week alone that has turned me down. I am beginning to think that either I can’t write or my breath stinks but either way I am getting nowhere fast and I am going to give up soon.

Hi Ashlee, I got your number from your gran. She said you were interested in trying to write a song for us? So if you could try to write a song about friends going out and having fun/like a girl’s night out…if we can use it we will buy the song from you. Thanks, Tammy’ My gran did mention something to me the other day but I never thought she was being serious.

‘Gran, I just got a sms from a girl by the name if Tammy, she asked me to write a song. Know anything about this?’ I could hear her smile on the phone. My gran is very proud of me and I know she would do anything to try and get my writing out there in any form possible.

‘Hello my doll. Yes I told Tammy that you are an amazing writer and that you can write anything. Her twin sister, Stacey, and herself are a duet and are looking for original songs to write. The second I heard this I knew I had to tell her about your writing and give her your details. I hope you don’t mind my doll but you are an astonishing writer and you deserve to get recognized for your talent.’ How can I be upset with her? All she is trying to do is help me. I owe it to her to try don’t I?

I would love to write a song for you guys. Thank you so much for the opportunity. Ashlee’ I felt no pressure at all. Everything in life happens for a reason and there has to be a reason why this is happening to me now. I don’t know Tammy from a bar of soap but my gran has told me she is a lovely girl.  I sat down, in front of my computer and wrote. The words just flowed as I thought about a typical night out with my friends. I captured the fun we have together and how when I am with my friends I only smile and have the time of my life.

Hi. It sounds cool. I will pass it on to my producer and let you know. I would love to read your other stuff. Mwa.’ I read her email about five times just to see if what I read was true. She asked to read my other stuff and she told me she liked my song. She is the first person who has not turned me down in a long time. Could this be my big break I was been looking for? There is only one way to find out… I would have to write her more songs and try get to know her so that I could write things that appealed to her. My life was finally going in a direction I liked and it was as if I got high on confidence. I loved this feeling and I had to get more. The more I wrote and the more she began to like my writing, the more I wrote. My blog was finally getting viewers and my writing was getting somewhere. I took a step back and realised that even if she doesn’t use my songs, I would be ok because I made a new friend.

Hello Ashlee. My name is Belinda and I heard that you write beautifully. I was wondering if you could help me write something to place on my cousin’s tomb stone. He died in the line of duty and I want you to capture that aspect. Thanks so much.’ This was beginning to get a bit weird. First I was asked to write a song and now a saying to place on a tomb stone. I felt honored that I was asked to honor a man that took a bullet for our country.

‘ you were the sunshine in our lives

You were the hero in our eyes

Andrie was a man who lived for his family

Andrie was a man who died for his country’

She read what I wrote and began to cry.  I thought it was bad but Tammy told that it was beautiful and it is very difficult to make Berlinda cry, so I did a good job. At this point Tammy and I have yet to meet but I was getting to enjoy this girl more and more. It is very hard to find someone who has the same morals as you do. She understands me. Stacey and I soon started to talk and get to know each other as well. Talking to them both at different times is like talking to the same person. They are so similar it is astonishing. This just shows how close they really are.

This story just shows people that in order for you to pursue your dreams and aspirations, you have to move on from all the negative comments and learn from them. After taking so many bad reviews I was willing to give up but I didn’t and now not only am I writing, which I love to do, I have also made the most amazing friends and confidants. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, you just have to want to move on and reach your dreams no matter who gets in the way, you can always find a detour route to get there.