Tuesday, May 4, 2010

and i think...

i drive along pink paved streets
and i think of the little girl dressed in pink who,
who instead of playing marbles in the dirt with the boys,
is outside earnestly searching for, and hoping to find,
a few randomly spilled grains of rice for dinner.

i gaze at the ocean
beating against the rocks
and i think of those stricken by unforeseen circumstances
who now depend on the generosity of others
surviving, bruised, but still not broken.

*among others, i see you ayiti. one love.

20 comments:

Chris said...

How often we take our lives for granted. How often we forget there are others out there far less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you for reminding us to think about them.

My Castle in Spain said...

I'd echo what Chris says above..we in the western world are spoilt indeed and we easily end to forget it..A big hug to you, Se'lah...

elizabeth said...

I see them too. Thank you for the reminder.

Kim Mailhot said...

Love and hope to our bruised world and its residents...and to you, beautiful Heart.

Cinner said...

Hi Se'lah, you have such a loving heart. I am always glad to come here and read your posts. Thank you for the reminders. The weather has been so tragic all over. I still think we can all find ways of giving, thank you for reminding me of what is really important today. hugs.

Paz said...

important thoughts. important reminders for us. thank you.

paz

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

It is the calling of humanity to feed each other...we can't ignore it

Relyn said...

You are a poet, my friend. A poet with a heart of gold. A beautiful, beating, great big heart full of love.

jacqueline said...

thank you for these reminders. lots of love to you...have a peaceful week.

ELK said...

ah yes ... the thoughts for others reside here always . beautiful reminder friend

Tracy said...

In my daily meditation I lift my heart and mind to those who struggle... I admire how beautifully and gently you remind us to keep those meditations going. Happy Day, my friend ((BIG HUGS))

Anna, The Lemon Lady said...

Se'lah,
Your blog is lovely and peaceful, artsy too. Love the pics. I'm not sure what else to say, other than I enjoy clicking over and seeing your newest post.

I enjoyed the "love" in the sand. I do those things too. We must remind ourselves everyday to think of others and to strive for peace. Happiest thoughts. Anna, The Lemon Lady

amelia said...

beautiful words-

PinkInklings said...

When I was a kid and complained about not having something my Mom would say "I once complained because I had no shoes, and then I saw a man who had no feet" Wise words I've never forgotten. You bring them out again in new poetry. Thank you

Sissym said...

Thanks so much! I love pictures, always I take some too! kisses

Bev said...

thank you for this beautiful post, and the reminder of those who struggle, just to survive...we are so very blessed and fortunate, aren't we?
i love this room...

Gayle said...

You are a beautiful voice for those we so easily forget.

Tracey said...

Oh Selah, sometimes you nearly bring me to tears with just a few words. And yes - an 'out of sight; out of mind' mentality is a horrible thing to have, but at times we're all guilty of. Thanks for keeping us 'reeled' in & reminding us to be thankful.

kath said...

xo

suzyQ said...

love.