Sunday was World Poetry Day, as proclaimed by UNESCO. In honour of that event, I have written a poem, which I will share with you now.
I say . . . I don't care what you say. I see . . . Yes, through my eyes. But . . . that way, we're both blind. .
A poem to send us into the day with the intention of kindness to all and celebration of everyone, no matter how different from us they might be.
Our technology gives our generation an opportunity that generations before did not have.
- We can reach out instantly across the world to share our stories.
- We can learn and strive to understand the stories of other cultures.
- We can solve problems together and share resources.
What an opportunity we have! But we’re squandering it with our hate and derision. We’re using technology to create deeper divides instead of to close the gaps.
We’re being little. I’m guilty of it myself.
For today, I’ll try to do better.
“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
— Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
If you’re constantly striving to learn and grow, then this quote applies.
I’m terrible at writing poetry, so I’m in awe of those who try and succeed! Good work, Arlene!
Gotta love Lewis Carroll! Thank you. I don’t know about succeeding at poetry, but giving it a whirl anyway.
Love your poem, love your point of view. Too much hate, for sure. A bit more pleasant reality please.
Thank you for loving my poem. It is a simple thing but I like it. Bring on the pleasant reality.
You go for it, Arlene. A poem a week is a health – filled goal. Look forward to reading more!
Simplicity is best – in life and in poems. Good going! I think I’ll try a poem a day too! Xo
Oh, I hope I inspired you. I’d love to see the poem that arose through you if I did.