Monday, November 23, 2009

A Quiet Room

A quiet room

tapping keys.
A million miles away
I hear that insistent call
to action

I could give coins
to ERD
or to the red kettle

But where shall
I give
myself?


8 comments:

  1. Thought provoking piece, Bug. It's a good question to ask ourselves. I love to see the bell ringers, it's all part of the Christmas tradition.

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  2. This time of year does seem to bring out the need to give.

    Nicely phrased.

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  3. The rainbow is so beautiful! And your generosity, too. xx

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  4. This is the time of year I buy that extra bag of food when I go to the grocery store. I need to find some time and a place to volunteer myself as well.

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  5. "Merry Christmas, children, you're getting mosquito nets this year..."

    That's what I'm telling my kids this year, it's a good thing they are all over 18 or I might have a revolt on my hands. *g* I had the er-d in mind last year but didn't have the courage to follow through with it. This year I found my courage.

    I love your poetry, as usual, and I love your call.

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  6. Your poem is very relevant, of course, to this period of Thanksgiving and Christmas which involves acts of charity and gratitude.

    "Where shall I give myself?" Well, "Charity begins at home" as they say. There are plenty of opportunities for charity and volunteering deeds in everyone's neighborhood.

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  7. Duta just took the words right out of my mouth! I ditto what she said.

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  8. It is one of the reasons this season is so special. So many opportunities to give back. I say pay it forward every chance you get!!

    Great post

    Amy

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