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i wish i had a poem to offer

i wish i had a poem to offer


something that expresses the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

about the kindness of my neighbors 

and the bewildered stranded tourists, or the girl who

served me hot coffee 10 blocks up to get internet

she's from Iceland and worked 52 hours in 4 days

and said so with a smile and a twinkle in the eye


to tell of the relief at seeing my brother-in law; late late

who biked a great distance

to see if i was home or if i was lost

and my family, sangha, friends

all who inquire and help


words to speak of

the kindness of those who volunteer in the neighborhoods,

donating time, money, water and food; offering suggestions on social media

and the nighttime traffic whistle blower that keeps drivers safe and

to friends that saw the stars in the city night, that vision inspiration

to the people that work in the dark delis and the fellow making music for anything

and to the fellow at the corner hardware that fixed my flashlight

i'll be shopping there forever


To all of them and

more and more and more

i wish i had a poem to offer.




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Very nice. Thank you for sharing your sentiment.

Dan @ ZenPresence.com

your poem is a perfect offering

oh joren so beautiful thank you

i too feel so touched by the wonder and kindness of so many

so glad you're here to wonder at it with me and appreciate it so beautifully



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