Not for want.

An old poem reworked, a Tyburn , I wrote back in 2018.

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Not

Not for want of trying, I

Have spread my wings,to learn to fly.

Not for want of doing right

I’ve raged and screamed against the night

Not only for myself

I’ve questioned the distribution of wealth .

Not for my grandchildren but also me

I tried to set the oppressed free

And scrape the plastic from the sea.

Not just on a whim

~~~~

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Oct 10, 2020 @ 10:04:25

    Heartfelt words, Sis 💜

    Reply

  2. Jane Dougherty
    Oct 10, 2020 @ 11:27:31

    Clever!

    Reply

  3. Maggie
    Oct 10, 2020 @ 11:46:50

    So heartfelt! 💕

    Reply

  4. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Oct 10, 2020 @ 13:49:52

    Can feel your words deep inside

    Reply

  5. robertawrites235681907
    Oct 10, 2020 @ 14:29:27

    Very well done, Willow. Thank goodness for people like you.

    Reply

  6. beth
    Oct 10, 2020 @ 14:53:54

    beautiful and from the soul

    Reply

  7. JoAnna
    Oct 10, 2020 @ 15:32:46

    I love this poem. When I read it, I imagine wide open wings with arms reaching out with healing. We do what we can.

    Reply

  8. darsword
    Oct 10, 2020 @ 18:11:19

    I love this!

    Reply

  9. Betty Hayes Albright
    Oct 10, 2020 @ 18:56:40

    Good timing for reposting this…. our thoughts and meditations do help! 💗💗💗

    Reply

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