Who is my neighbor?

IMG_0581

It is very easy to

forget the things that are not visible

to us on

a normal day.

You know–those things:

the knobby star-fish

rock-clinging under the surface,

the tender earthworm

curled up under the soil-crust,

the bee at work inside the blossom,

the grand, rolling sea,

 far beyond sight from shore,

the bullfrog, silent, 

not singing his bellowing bass. 

Each day that we do not

see or hear these neighbors

of ours, we risk

detachment. 

Then, our compassion,

our ability to 

“feel with”, falters. 

Listen!

Put down the phone 

and pull on the mud-boots

and pay a friendly

visit to your neighbor. 

Your sight

and your care

might just save

us all. 

 ©Laurie Lynn Newman 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s