Rosemead Kiwanis Club

   "Serving the Community Since 1945"






The Fax of Life

A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley

March 18, 2012                                               Volume 18, Number 22


It's UP time, America!


If you see injustice, STAND UP

If something needs to be said, SPEAK UP

If you make an appointment, SHOW UP

If you make a mistake, FESS UP

If youíre overstepping, BACK UP

If you get behind, CATCH UP

If they knock you down, GET UP

If youíre out of line, STRAIGHTEN UP

When your boss instructs, KEEP UP

When your elders speak, LISTEN UP

When your teachers teach, SIT UP

When your preachers preach, WAKE UP

When your country calls, MAN UP

Ladies too... WOMAN UP

When the fight is over, MAKE UP

If youíre being hard, EASE UP

If your heart is closed, OPEN UP

If you want to buy something, SAVE UP--

Itís not an entitlement, so SHUT UP!

If you make a mess, CLEAN IT UP

If you drop trash, PICK IT UP

If a car is waiting for you to walk across the street, SPEED IT UP

If youíre cold busted, GIVE IT UP

If people fall down, HELP THEM UP--

Not the government, YOU STEP UP

If idiots start fighting, BREAK IT UP

If the music is wholesome, TURN IT UP

If the message is poisonous, THROW IT UP

If your words are vulgar, CLAM IT UP

If your words encourage, KEEP IT UP

If your pants are baggy, PULL THEM UP

If the beltís too loose, CINCH IT UP

If your fly is down, ZIP IT UP

If youíre dressed half naked, COVER IT UP

If you canít afford stuff, PASS IT UP--

No ďbailoutsĒ folks, PONY UP

If you made a promise, you BACK IT UP

And you can take your whining and PACK IT UP

Itís called personal responsibility, so TAKE IT UP

This country was founded on it, you can LOOK IT UP

Itís the American way people, so TURN IT UP

Because when life gets boring, you SHAKE IT UP

When life is good, you SOAK IT UP

When lifeís unfair, you SUCK IT UP

When life is funny, you can YUCK IT UP

When life is sad, just LOOK STRAIGHT UP

And lifeís too short people, so LIVE IT UP!


--- Dr. Kimberly Alyn        


KIwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. All of its Clubs are independently-run community service groups.