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mr alex's poems 

Series One     - Leadership in Charities
Series Two     - Inspire Me!
Series Three - Change Leadership
Series Four    - The Mentor
Series Five     -​ Genuine Leadership

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Series One:
Leadership in Charities

Kindness is not quick
by mr alex

"There are many ways to show you are kind

You may be gentle, helpful or just inclined

Some people send money with just one click

It’s incredible how you can feel good - too quick

For me, kindness must be more than just fast

To make me feel good?  Well, that won’t last!

Before you reach for your smartphone with an open heart

Think of getting off your butt and instead -  take part

Visit those who seldom see good friends

Who live their life through a very different lens

Find someone in need, perhaps local and alone

Not through google, rather someone you have known

Next time you are feeling generous and sincere

Think about giving someone - some of your good cheer."


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'Kindness is not Quick'

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Whose the money for?

by mr alex


"B4-U-DO send your money

Ask yourself, now listen here, sonny

Will my cash go all the way to where it belongs

Or will it also find those looking for a gong?

Wondered how much of your money you will find

It’s way to the target that was really on your mind

We read about CEO’s enriching themselves

But as bosses of a charity? That’ll not end well

Join me in condemning those who pretend to be Leaders,

Such avarice in this field, instead they are running a meter

You see, a Leader is exceptional and needs no appointment

Because Leaders emerge - but not from employment

A charity exists not for those that can quit

It is there for the good of those that need it."


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'Whose the money for?'

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80 / 20

by mr alex

"How much money does your charity get

Is it 50 / 50? Then half is lost in their silhouette.


I've read that it's worse in some cases; that's true

With only a pittance you gave, filtering through


Meantime at the top, the boss has a big salary

They would be better off in a rogue's gallery


So vote with me to make a cardinal rule

That to be a charity means 80 is cool


If 20 is not enough, then shame on them; I say

You can't be a charity - if you only give half away."


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Series Two:
Inspire Me!

Don’t let the past dictate your future

by mr alex


“The past is a place where we have been

A distant place, a different scene


 The ways of old didn’t always work

Like letting others - do your legwork


Maybe we learned a better understanding.

To avoid that sometimes, oh so hard landing


Or ignoring our customer's emerging needs

Learning the world now moves at faster speeds


We got excited when computers entered our lives

Now, one phone alone can hold the world’s archives


Spending money on what we thought might happen

But finding out that it was just your passion


We all must learn from the deeds of our past

We got things wrong - but we bounced back fast


The best thing about looking backwards

Is learning from failures so you can move forward


Whatever you do - you should always believe

The best place to be is where you achieve


So, don’t let the past dictate your future

Just learn, strive forward and enjoy your venture.”

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'Don't let the past dictate your future.'

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00:00 / 01:43

Is Africa for you?

by mr alex


Most people have never been

to where animals wander and can still be seen


Where the lion roars if you wander into their glen

Sending wild dogs rushing back right into their den


You can have breakfast by the ocean and visit a Lagoon

Drive up the mountains, see a desert and still be home at noon


Huge Mountains look like tables, covered in froth

Full of fleecy white clouds that look like Mum’s tablecloth


They have gold and resources buried just under the ground

Rich pickings for others can often be found


Have you walked with an elephant, but not in a zoo?

Or stood next to a waterfall with no McDonalds in view


Where hand-crafts blossom and farm stalls thrive

Have a scone, cream and jam. It’s just a short drive.


A place where the sunset is welcomed with a G&T

They also know how to make a proper cup of tea


I found a corner of God’s earth where the poor make you laugh

I guess it’s because their neighbours might be giraffes


You might meet danger because their snakes can kill

In this same wee heaven where the sunset is still


Will you dare to go where it’s as safe as can be

Even though you may have to be on top of a tree


A place of broad contrasts of sunshine and dark

That will make you feel happy and bring out that spark.


See for yourself, visit it's true

Beware, like me, Africa might be for you.

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'Is Africa for you?'

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00:00 / 02:18


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