Lightly Comes the Breeze through the Trees
Using the Written Word to make a Difference
I wrote this some time ago but feel it has added relevance in today’s troubled world. If writers can make even a small difference to people’s attitudes, then we are creating a positive against the negatives. It has to be done somehow – if only the words are heeded!
ON THE BREEZE
Bright and breezy, she’s that way,
Lightly comes the breeze today,
carrying from far away
a whisper of success,
It’s on the breeze, it’s in the air.
She doesn’t really have a care;
should she, though, just be aware
of something brewing west?
Breezing by without a thought,
she misses signs the clouds have brought.
I think it’s time she looked and caught
the message of unrest.
She refused the negative,
always wanted positive,
couldn’t deal with relatively
so ignored the news that day
saying bombs were on their way,
thought of war, of an affray,
as merely a pretence.
Full of hope, she clung to plans,
success over in foreign lands,
then one bomb into her hands
changed all; it made no sense.
Bright and breezy it came that day,
on the breeze, bringing affray,
then she listened, tried to say
what she would do to fight.
As she sat in her wheelchair,
after months of patchwork care,
she thought it fruitless, so unfair
and vowed to put it right.
Something different must be done,
all before had died or run.
There must be power in words not guns.
She searched for some insight.
Her words were read across the world,
All corners searched, all flags unfurled,
All pledged to try to stem, uncurl
the trigger-spring of hate.
She could not do, she could only write,
spread these words on the internet breeze:
You are the stone in the middle of the pond.
Push out those gentle ripples of love to those close to you, then gently further!
If there is resistance, then use a bigger stone, larger ripples to reach more shores.
Love is the answer. Nothing else will do.
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