Sun Kissed Days
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Somalia's Footprints- Blog Action Day
Footprints in the sand,
refugees seeking life,
they walk in the desert miles and miles,
to find water.
food is a luxury they dream of,
childhood is another.
I hear their voices in the desert,
a scorched landscape
is their world.
On the wings of hope they walk,
leaving footprints in the sand.
They struggle in silence,
they struggle with grace.
In our world,
I watch neighbors squander water,
sprinklers run as flowers wilt.
I think of a nation with footprints in the sand.
Can you see ?
Can you feel ?
Will you stand for action ?
My friend, Brian Miller brought it to our attention that today is Blog Action Day-Thank you, Brian.
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What a beautiful reminder that we should live simply so that others may simply live.ReplyDelete
oo good line helen...ReplyDelete
nice humbling piece...yes i feel...right in the heart...hard to think of food being a luxury you know but it is...and the wings of grace line and the footprints...spot on...like....
Very nice call out.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful, Ayala! So glad you joined in the Blog Action Day, too :) It's true that we are so wasteful with our abundance. I want to do more. I suppose awareness comes first.ReplyDelete
very moving piece, Ayala!ReplyDelete
Very touching and well written as always. Thank you for sharing this with us Ayala!ReplyDelete
to think of childhood as a "luxury" - yet it is tragically true. and so easy for us to help them, through even a small amount donated to organizations like Compassion and the like...ReplyDelete
Wow. Powerful write.ReplyDelete
Heartbreaking & Powerful.ReplyDelete
Wise words, Helen.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Brian.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Pat.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lori. Awareness is the first step.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Hope.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ameena.ReplyDelete
Leslie, it's sad to know that this is a reality to so many.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mama Zen.ReplyDelete
Rudri, the reality of this is heartbreaking.ReplyDelete
Love this and a wake up call for sure. Uh on my blog was about gluten- not exactly action oriented. Thank you for the reminder.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lauren. You are kind.ReplyDelete