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

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Tomorrow I go to the field

a mission for all to see

on the podium I stand tall

“Look here, look at me!”

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I’m promised only this day

a difference I can make

am I looking in the mirror

or do I give others a break

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there will always be those who have need

empty handed I bring love

the act of artless giving

brings glory to God above

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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.”

Autumn Equinox #nwcu #photography #poetry

Earth please catch me

I have fallen from the sky’s tree

clouds were helpless

in their grasp

my leaving too sudden

are you prepared

for my crackling orange

red glow

converging on dark earth

prepare

fall is

here

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MDW ~

a heart broken

patched with glue

who was to know that the glue would never hold

paste really

believing that she possessed an unpatchable heart

she walked the earth

much like the headless horseman

but

the heart kept beating

and reached out to a band of children who also could not find the right kind of heart glue

a song was written

in and for those hearts

it continues to be sung

and the song keeper

moves forward

never looking back

realizing the heart is being repaired with each touch into the life of someone hurting

it now glows with the realization that was its purpose

all along…

I will add this p.s.

twice in one year I was told I had several cancers and one which was untreatable. At first I was afraid, until people near and far (many I never knew before and may never see again) offered their prayers, kindness, love. Two days ago I got a phone call – there is nothing to report/ everything is fine. It’s gone! I thank so many for their prayers and my God for His Grace and I look to the sky and dance and sing!!!!

Please join us as we celebrate autumn at New World Creative Union share your art through words, drawing, music, paint  -any media is welcome. Please in the midst of your creativity share a bit about yourself!

Photography “Fallen Sun” by L. Moon copyright 9/2012