What Do You See
What do I see when I look at the world…..
I could say pain, perhaps–
Injustice, poverty, surely.
And while these are heavy, obscuring my view,
sometimes suffocating me,
I prefer to see kindness-yes!
It glows so brightly in the night sky….rays
of peace, harmony and laughter rain down.
And love is there too, layered beneath,
supporting all who chose to walk this path.
What do you see?
Can you see the path of understanding, forgiveness?
Can you see the kindness of strangers?
It is there. Just obscured a bit,
With each soul, united, we can make a wider path of love,
an enduring course
for millions to walk with us-
It just depends how you CHOOSE to see the world.
© Donna Donabella 2015
While traveling to my niece’s wedding the opening line kept running through my head. And the words that poured out were a chorus of hope I wanted to share especially during the holiday season as we begin the New Year.
I choose a new word each year to guide me. This year my word is INNOVATE. I rolled it out on my New Year’s Eve post. And it seems this poem fits beautifully with it…I am choosing to see things in a new light this year.
I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog. Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.
I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday and with Kara@A Spirit of Simplicity for her Tuesday Afternoon meme.
If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others. I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs.
Special Note: I used pictures of almond blossoms from my garden as they symbolize hope and contemplation. And I processed them in an oil painting app on my computer. I do like how they turned out.
I leave you with a few additional thoughts about the hope of the world. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.
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