#RWISA “RISE-UP” TOUR, DAY 2, @DLFINNAUTHOR #RRBC #RRBC_COMMUNITY

D. L. CHANGES THE WORLD WITH POETRY

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QUIETLY RICH
If I was going to be abundantly affluent
I’d want to be quietly rich
Staying in the house that offered protection
Bestowing it with a tender transformation.
My new car wouldn’t be the latest rage
But it would arrive at its destination…safely.
I wouldn’t have to work or budget any more
So, I’d spend time finding like-minded thinking
And wisely stay away from those who offer…
False compliments to benefit themselves.
I’d find that local woman, whose kids I know
That just left her abusive husband.
Through anonymous channels, she’d have a home
Those kids would have funds for college,
An account would exist for taxes and repairs.
They’d be safe living in love.
Then my attention would turn to abused animals.
There’d be a place they could go
Where they would finally know love.
That child removed from his addicted parents
Would find a haven to grow and thrive in love
His parents get the help they need…if they choose that.
A brilliant writer with no publisher…
Who has no means to edit,
Help would lovingly be provided.
That man who just lost his job when the plant closed,
His family won’t lose their house and become homeless.
Communities lacking water…they’d be provided for.
Food, medical, education for all children…all covered.
No one would ever know where the money came from
I’d find infinite joy in that knowledge,
With the glimmer of hope, they will pay it forward.
But right now, I’m not quietly rich
Although that minor detail won’t stop me,
Because it costs nothing to spread love
And that’s where I’ll always devote my time.

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MONEY AND TIME
If I had all the money in the world
No one would ever go hungry again
Everyone could go to the doctor
Unwanted pets would have a place to go
Science would be funded
Air and water would be clean
All kids would have access to education
Could I buy freedom? I wonder.
If I had all the time in the world
I’d get to all of those projects that sit in the dust,
I would visit all my old friends,
Spend more time with family,
I’d donate to the homeless and animal shelters.
But right now, I have neither the time nor money
So, I look at what I can do
And realized that kindness, caring, love,
Manners, self-care, exercise,
A phone call, an email or text,
Checking on a neighbor and holding the door open,
None of these things cost me money or much time,
Nor does picking up litter, having patience, or again love,
These are things I can do now…while I imagine.

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DREAM
I dream of that moment when my desires are fulfilled
When money is abundantly flowing,
And my time…my own.
Things would be different…I’d be different, right?
The charities I could help
The places I could see
The money I’d send anonymously…
To someone in dire need.
When I help all the unwanted animals
When all can access a doctor
When everyone has food and shelter.
Yes, this is my dream and my version of heaven.
Yet, all I have is right now.
And I can obtain my dream on a small scale…
By throwing in some kindness, love, and understanding
Tossing out the “Us vs. Them,”
We are all, “Them,”
and spread it all around generously.
It isn’t money or time we need.
No, the most important thing we have is…
Love. That is my real dream.

~RWISA Author, D. L. Finn

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Thank you for dropping by today’s RWISA “RISE-UP” stop.  We hope that the message contained here has moved you in some way to RISE UP and do something; one small change could impact the life of another without you even knowing it.  Don’t just sit around talking about the problem, be part of the solution.  It doesn’t take much when you decide that you are going to RISE UP!

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  1. Thank you Denise, As usual, your poetry is inspirational. Compassion, love and care – so much to aspire too – if we just want to have kind thoughts for others, and I do believe that many members in our RRBC have done that – reached out to others, so I enjoy being part of this cyber community whose members feel like family. I apologise for only getting to your blog now, Denise, but it has been a most worthwhile visit for me. I hope you had a fabulous month in November Spotlight. 🙂 Kind regards and cyberhugs from me. Maretha Botha

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  2. Your poetry really does have the power to change the world through changing hearts, Denise. Well done.

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  3. These are beautiful poems, Denise. Thank you for sharing your vision with us in such a lovely way.

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  4. I loved your poems, Denise! They reflect the wonderful person that you are. Thanks for sharing! ❤ xo

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  5. Yvette M. Calleiro November 13, 2019 — 11:56 pm

    More beautiful poems from Denise! ❤ You are so right when you say that it doesn't matter how much money or time we have, we can each do something to bring kindness into the hearts of someone else. I'm so happy you shared all three poems with us today. 🙂

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  6. When there is no “us and them” compassion and love will rule the world and in the meantime, we can each do as you say. Spread love and kindness however we can always putting ourselves in the other’s shoes. Beautifully said from your loving heart, Denise.

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  7. Yes, Love Is the Answer. It is the love of money that is the root of all evil. Your three poems are poignant, powerful, and meaningful. Thank you for sharing, Denise.

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  8. So lovely and inspiring, Denise! Thanks for sharing these gems with us. Such a beautiful way to begin the day! xo

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  9. Thanks, D,L. – caring doesn’t have to cost, and a smile can make a difference.

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  10. Your poems express the beauty in your heart, Denise! I wish you were rich beyond measure, too!

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  11. Beautiful, Denise. Both poignant and powerful and your ending sums it up so well–together we can change the world! ❤

    …Tossing out the “Us vs. Them,”
    We are all, “Them,”
    and spread it all around generously.
    It isn’t money or time we need.
    No, the most important thing we have is…
    Love. That is my real dream.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your thoughts so beautifully, Denise.

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  13. Beautiful thoughts, Denise. Thank you,

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  14. ‘Three wonderful pieces of poetry, Denise. They speak volumes about where we are and where we could be.

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  15. “No, the most important thing we have is Love. That is my real dream.” Your words hold out a warmly lit beacon of hope in an increasingly dark world. Thank you, Denise. 😊

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  16. Hi, Denise. These poems eloquently express so much! In a perfect world, all the things you mention would be provided and we would live in peace. Oh, how I long for that kind of world! Thank you for expressing your ideals through your favorite medium, Poetry! Well-done!

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    • D.L. Finn, Author November 12, 2019 — 7:03 pm

      Thanks, Jan. I think its what most of us long for and we just have to hang on to that picture and not let someone color over it in their fears. May we see a verison of this someday!

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  17. Hi, Denise. Thank you for sharing your beautiful plans for unlimited wealth with us. Your words touch the heart. 🙂

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