Respecting the awesome power of words!



When your heart flutters
for the plight
of some other species,
when your wallet falls
readily open
for helpless and abused animals,

by all means,
give of yourself
in ways promising
to make the world more whole.

And when your breathing
levels out again,
giving you opportunity
for reflection,

ask yourself how
you might interpolate
such far-flung love
to those whose DNA
and messy life
are intertwined with,
if not strangling your own.

Love, however it begins,
whether near or far,
is the creature for and
in whom we exist.

© 2017 Todd Jenkins

4 responses

  1. I love this so much. I volunteer each week at the NH SPCA and it is my onlly “non-church” volunteering. I’ve so often thought about the interconnection and this makes it so very clear. May I re-post it on MOnday?

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    March 16, 2017 at 8:11 am

  2. katiejkester


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    March 16, 2017 at 8:14 am

  3. Pingback: Falling (guest post by Todd Jenkins) | Gifts in Open Hands

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