OUR GIFTS TO GIVE
Privilege and opportunity have led
Me to those fortunes that I now enjoy,
While others have had harsher lives instead,
Which misery and hopelessness destroy.
My way to right inequity like this
Is to employ what talents I possess
To brighten up the world and to bring bliss,
In hopes my meager artistry may bless
The souls of others with artful delight,
A solace to prosaic suffering,
An uplift of sad spirits to a height
Of happiness that soars with words that sing.
We each are born with gifts we’re meant to give,
For giving is the blessed way to live.