No Love No Society #poetry #Gandhi #illsofsociety


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I come to the altar

offering like I should

I ignore my neighbor’s crying

no time to do what’s good

*

Tomorrow I go to the field

a mission for all to see

on the podium I stand tall

“Look here, look at me!”

*

I’m promised only this day

a difference I can make

am I looking in the mirror

or do I give others a break

*

there will always be those who have need

empty handed I bring love

the act of artless giving

brings glory to God above

zeek 1

 

The prompt for the Midweek Motif is  Social Goods based on Gandhi’s premise of the 7 Deadly Sins that could destroy society.

 I believe without love for others a society will implode. We can do good deeds even with loads of money and while doing them be drawing attention to ourselves – Is that really a good deed???  Look at people like Mother Teresa; they have so little but what they have is a heart brimming with love and with it they care for society.

I hope you are warmed by the smile of Zeek. I believe my little cousin will grow up with a heart brimming with love; there is much we can learn from guiless children.

 1st Corinthians Chapter 13 talks about the nature of LOVE:

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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19 Comments

  1. Your comment and your poem are equally beautiful, indeed, it’s hard to say which pierces my heart to a greater degree. I like how your poem builds to show what artless giving would be with two negative examples, a question and then your answer. The rhyme leans toward light, and the message has power.

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  2. Zeek’s face radiates love and beauty. He could soften the hardest heart with his smile. I love your poem, Leslie, and the photo of that small hand in the larger hand speaks volumes about beauty, trust and acceptance!!!!!

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  3. Zeek is beautiful. I hope we are able to heal this world enough, so that he can have a good, healthy and joyous life. And I think the message of your post today is spot on. Love is the answert to everything.

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  4. What a gorgeous smile indeed…love and compassion is truly the best gift…beyond essential needs..a kind word and thought is really felt…even across the internet – so thank you…and beautiful poem

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