Daymaker - a person who performs acts of kindness with the intention of making the world a better place.
~ David Wagner
, author of Life as a Daymaker; how to change the world by making someone's day ~

DayMaker - any thought, word, or deed that spreads happiness, compassion, or fruitful ideas.
~ Annis Cassells ~

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Maybe, By Now


It was days after Newtown before I could sit down to write. When I did, what evolved became a poem. So I offer it here, along with a hopeful prayer written by Katherine Hafeli Scheler.

                   Maybe, by Now

My heart aches for the people of Newtown.
I shake my head in disbelief.
Another disaster burnt into memory
Forever recalling
Where, when, how
We heard the news

We’ve spent too much time reacting to tragedy
Shed too many tears
Sent too many Teddy bears
Texted too many donations
Prayed too many prayers
For someone’s children lost
For families ravaged

We’ve spent too many hours, days, years
Trying to comprehend.
Virginia Tech.
Oak Creek.

Now Newtown.

Maybe, by now
We do comprehend.
No longer can we bear
To live in fear
Explain the unspeakable
Console each other in grief
Merely talk about change

Maybe, by now
We get it that
Time with loved ones
Real conversations
Genuine caring for
And taking care of
Each other
Doing something
Make the difference.

Maybe, by now
We are ready to
Take notice
Build relationships
Spread love
Take action
Create change

Ready to restore
Childhood’s innocence
Humanity’s  grace.

  December 20, 2012 

"Let today be guided by a fair wind, let us sail on an even keel, and let the hearts of men be overwhelmed with peace as we bear the burdens of our brothers and prepare to do our part in healing the ills of our world."
     ~ Katherine Hafeli Scheler

~ xo A ~