may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Friday, January 6, 2012

you must leave with nothing

no rings,no jewelry,no makeup,no jeans
just medical fatigues,eating rice and beans
among the poor of Managua who need
more than you could ever leave behind

you will pay for your flight
live with the people you are serving
translate their language for the ears of medical personnel
who have all volunteered(as you have done

you will give all of your time,energy,attention
you will bring as much good health and humor to Nicaragua
you will leave richer than you arrived
the gift you are giving is life.Your life

all you have to do is to give all that you are
so that others might become more than they were before

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