Song of Us

Song of Us
“One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.” – Joseph Campbell

Under a magnificent autumn sky
lives people,
people that
feed the hungry,
adopt and save animals,
visit and care for the elderly,
read to children in libraries,
help their neighbors with their lawncare
when their neighbors are suffering from cancer,
people who volunteer at animal shelters,
stand up for a child that is being bullied,
try to save the environment,
take a meal to a neighbor in need,
keep bees,
give their seat on a bus to a pregnant woman,
take a bullet for their law enforcement co-worker,
take a teen under their wing and love them,
babysit for a young couple so they can have a night out,
plant gardens to beautify and to feed,
feed the cats in the alley,
comfort a dying dog,
play with puppies at the shelter,
teach children how to read,
teach adults how to read,
bake something for the church or school bake sale,
call the police when there has been an accident,
try to do the right thing by all people,
share love and happiness with all…
this is the song of us.

copyright Toni Spencer

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lori
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 14:01:25

    That is truly a song worth singing… a song of praise for the good in us all.

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  2. Sherry Marr
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 14:19:28

    I LOVE this song of us….that is the wonder of life…that in the midst of so much that is wrong, we have so many doing all they can to help and comfort others. A wonderful poem, Toni!

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  3. Truedessa
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 14:36:06

    and it is a beautiful song of us…worthy of singing praises of hope that good still resides in the world and the hearts of us…

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  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 15:08:48

    I think we can all do good in this world… and to the one who gives love will be given.

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  5. Vivian Zems
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 15:18:03

    The song of us-a beautiful depiction of sacrifice and compassion.
    Love this one.

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  6. Anonymous
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 15:38:29

    A beautiful tribute to the essential goodness in all of us.

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  7. Mary
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 18:10:39

    Yes, this is the song of us at our best!! May it always be so.

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  8. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 19:59:45

    So many more of them/us than not. Sing it!

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  9. hhennenburg
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 20:04:50

    Thank you for this, Toni. Our song is in our love and caring and compassion. Thank you for painting the picture.

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  10. sanaarizvi
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 20:11:02

    This is a beautiful tribute to the goodness that resides in us ❤️

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  11. Carrie V. H.
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 20:24:23

    Humanity at it’s best! This is inspiring and lovely Toni!

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  12. Wendy Bourke
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 21:45:47

    I love this! This is my last comment of the day … and what a lovely note to end on.

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    • kanzensakura
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 22:57:35

      Thank you for this lovely comment Wendy. I looked up at the sky today and this poem came to me. I hope a similar song comes to all of us.

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  13. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Oct 21, 2019 @ 00:27:23

    Indeed, we need someone to sing the song of us and remind the world that the horrible ones in the headlines are still the minority.

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  14. jaerose37
    Oct 21, 2019 @ 06:43:26

    And the world is all the much richer for people like you

    Reply

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