Friday, 20 February 2009

Short Inspirational Poetry

Short Inspirational Poetry can be used as a Thought of the Day, or woven into an inspirational speech or sermon. It was only 45 years ago that Martin Luther King said

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”

I don’t think even he envisaged a black President in his own children’s lifetime
Here's my ditty entitled

Making a Difference

A million starfish
By the tide were landed
When the sun arose, they would die,
On the beach, stranded

A boy said he must help
I said the difference you can make is hardly any
It's a waste of time
There are just too many

He picked one up and threw it to the sea
In an instance, it was gone
Well, he said I think I've made a big difference...
To that little one

With due deference
I joined him,
Making a difference

It's just possible that one of those rescued,
This is my heartfelt wish,
Went on to become the President of the United States..
..of American Starfish

Jon Bratton 2008
(rhyme by me but based on a traditional concept)

I have a dream that this piece of short inspirational poetry will one day be quoted by the first black starfish President in his inaugural speech or,

Mr President, Barack Obama,
You are welcome to use it too
Goodness knows, you’ve got a lot
Of inspiring work to do

Here's a very very short inspirational poetry piece
The best vitamin for making friends, bar none

This short inspirational poetry blog entry is copyright Jon Bratton 2009
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