Hello, my friends! I hope you have had a nice weekend and that your week ahead is a good one. I was reading posts this morning here at WordPress and came across a great prompt at Jeremy’s Daily Challenge. I wrote this poem, based on the prompt to use the following quotation:
- Giving opens the way for receiving – Florence Scovel Shinn
Here is the poem I wrote, based on this great quote from Florence Scovel Shinn. I hope it starts the week off on a positive foot as we help one another and share smiles!
Give, gamble and
Stop adding up the sums of what is lost –
It’s the earnings that are to be the focus,
Ripe in layers of smiles, with a
Dash of hugs.
Give, grin and
Stumble back to the car,
Drunk on feelings of giving food to
Fill his hollow stomach.
Sit, surround yourself in
The sticky honey of love, and know that
It reaches beyond your physical hand,
As a compass that points toward people who
Need so much, yet demand so little.
Follow the direction that the arrow points, and
Drink up more of the satisfaction that
Comes when you help someone else.
©2014 Christy Birmingham