Thursday, July 7, 2016


                  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.