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  World That Could Be
by Charles B. Neff
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Three creatures, different yet the same, observe the woods and a California lake. They are separate from what they see, and, at the same time, part of a larger vista. Are we capable of joining them?
Photo: Kirsten Jones Neff (http://kirstenjonesneff.com), Novato, CA


 

 World that Could Be
 
Beauty abounds,
     if we’re willing to see.
It’s for us to decide
     what its future will be.
We make choices about it,
     each moment, each day:
What to toss, perhaps forever,
     and what to let stay.
There’s much more at stake
     than just outer saving
At our peril we deny
     an equal inner craving.
Splendor forms first
     in the heart, then the eye;
Selfishness dooms
     sustaining forest to die.
It dooms, too, the chance
     for humankind to thrive,
To fulfill highest purpose,
     not just to survive.
So let’s open our hearts,
     as we save the grove,
Give all hearts a chance
     to savor the trove.
Our own eyes see more
     if the means we employ
Enlarge inspiring vistas
     for more souls to enjoy,
And our souls expand,
     with beauty anew
When we save for us all,
     including me, including you.
 
        Charles B. Neff
          2/12/2012

 


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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/13/2012
When we save for one, we save for all. Wise words well spoken.

Ron
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 2/12/2012
I'll hug a tree for you.
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