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You Must Be The Change

7 · Jan · 2005

On the eve of 2000 a milk memo reader and my bestest bud, Stephanie sent me the following poem. Every January and sometimes in between these lines come to mind. Today feels like a time to pause and read it again.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi said "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
2005 can become a great year. We can we wiser, stronger, generous and alive. Each decision you make will move you closer or further away from this goal. It's my wish that whatever we may have learned in 2004, we not forget those lessons in 2005.

May the road be free for the journey,
May it lead where it promised it would,
May the stars that have ancient bearings
Be seen, still be understood

May every aircraft fly safely,
May every traveler be found,
May sailors in crossing the ocean
Not hear the cries of the drowned

May gardens be wild, like jungles,
May nature never be tamed,
May dangers create of us heroes,
May fears always have names,

May the mountains stand to remind us,
Of what it means to be young
May we be outlived by our daughters,
May we be outlived by our sons

May the bombs rust away in the bunkers,
And the doomsday clock not be rewound
May the solitary scientists, working
Remember the holes in the ground

May the knife remain in the holder,
May the bullet stay in the gun,
May those who live in the shadows
Be seen by those in the sun

John Marsden - Prayer for the 21st century

Penny Rene'

Posted by Penny Rene at 06:35 PM