Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day 23 SOL 16: We Choose

We Choose

We can invest
in worry
about safety,
about health,
about others.

We can invest 
in fear
of those with differences,
of tomorrows,
of ourselves.

We can invest
in waiting
for a moment,
for a miracle,
for something to happen.

or

We can invest
in being,
in reaching,
in changing,
in doing,
in making a difference.

The choice
is ours.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2016



For the month of March I will be participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.  It will be a busy month of writing, commenting, and learning with this community.  Stop by today's link up to join the conversation or find some great reading.




12 comments:

  1. Cathy, you need to make this into a poster! It would be a good poster to have in every newsroom and every politician's office!

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  2. Yes - it's as simple and and difficult as that!

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  3. Yes - it's as simple and and difficult as that!

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  4. Every day the choice is ours. Love the simplicity of the poem for such a powerful message.

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  5. Every day the choice is ours. Love the simplicity of the poem for such a powerful message.

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  6. I am trying to do what I can, I am choosing to make change, but still worry a bit, and shout at the tv more than usual. Thanks Cathy for putting it all so succinctly.

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