The Right to Give Love Away #poetry #humanrights


Fall Lincoln

Man opens his mouth and words result

making mighty his lofty claims

as he pontificates and struts

self-edification his primary aim

*

the ruler of this world so petty

the rich so powerful and “right”

we worship what is sexually pretty

the poor and lowly we despise

*

hold a ball where you stand

juggle it with two others

gather and clasp a small hand

put aside your druthers

*

turn the balls now inside out

see where a smile grows

it is in the weakest things

beauty’s goodness overflows

*

here’s a right we all possess

if we open up our hearts

look not to grandiose emptiness

sacrificial love a good place to start

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“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Prov 31:8 & 9

Today’s prompt at Poets United is Human Right’s Day

 

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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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18 Comments

  1. I love your poem, it tells us so much if we could only pay attention, and do it the world would be a better place. Thank you for your beautiful thought Leslie.

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  2. Need and Greed are enemies…the more we have the greedier we become. Few discern real beauty for it is gentle and unassuming and cannot be bought or sold.

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