PAD Challenge day 10:For today's prompt, take the phrase "Get (blank),"
replace the blank with a word or phrase,
make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.
It’s not the media that writes the headlines of our lives
We are the ink of love’s insights; of joy which hope derives
We choose between fear’s torment or the strength of a wise word
We make the most or least of moments pouring undeterred
It’s not the world that works its wonders in the human heart
But grace and courtesy unfurled in priceless works of art
We are the hands and feet that author change we want to see
Of helping one another, of love’s vows kept faithfully
It’s not the headlines that dictate our state of happiness
We are the writers that create ‘Front Page-worthy Kindness’
It’s not the media that writes the way that we reply
To high and lows of love and life; oh no, it’s you and I
It all comes down to this; whether we are thankful or not
Whether we let the tether of fear commandeer our thought
Whether we hold accountable the person in the mirror
To write the kind of article that others want to hear
History in the making grants a very sacred gift
The honour of partaking in moments soon set adrift
Pray when Day's Dust of Duty strews its aftermath, we find
Headlines that tell of Beauty of True Love For Humankind
© Janet Martin
A few of yesterday's headlines in my world include;
Grandchildren Help Gramma Clean Up Yard...
Gramma Teaches Tots How To Make Indoor Smores...
Anonymous Angels Who Nominated Unsuspecting Recipients,
And Hardworking Local Florist (credit posted on FB only for privacy protection)
Work Together To Create Happiness For Forty Surprised Flower-bouquet Receivers!!
(I was beautifully blessed to be at the receiving end!)
This post shared by a friend on Facebook inspired the above poem...