Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Be the Change


let me hold your hand
to guide you and protect you
until you grow strong and wise

let me teach you kindness
instill a sense of wonder
plant a seed of love

let me be your light
like a candle in the dark
showing you the way

and when spring comes
that seed will blossom
into a beautiful garden

where nothing but sunshine
will ever glow on
the face of innocence
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All I wish for 2013 is Peace on Earth.
May you be blessed with love, hope, and joy in the New Year.
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Sharing my photograph and poem with these lovely sites:
http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/ (theme: blossom, innocence)
http://www.pixeldustphotoart.com/ (theme: inspiring word)
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Announcement: The winner of my giveaway prize is my blogger friend, Carol, who has an inspiring haiku and photo site, A Creative Harbor at http://www.acreativeharbor.com/. She will receive a framed, matted print of her favorite photo of mine from my post Candlelight at http://loredana-donovan.blogspot.com/2012/06/candlelight.html. Congratulations, Carol!
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Be the change you want to see in the world--Mahatma Gandhi

33 comments:

  1. Lovely! And I hope you get your wish.

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  2. we all need someone like that...to be the light and hold our hand in the walk...we were never meant to walk this road alone you know....

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  3. I love the message in your poem .........

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  4. Sunshine glowing on innocence - wonderful !!!

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  5. Such a sweet and encouraging sentiment in your poetry! A beautiful thing to send to a child. xx Congratulations Carol!

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  6. A positive message for the new year. Hope it's a good one for you!

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  7. Very nice. I like very much the idea of one person being a candle for another...and helping to light their way! Walking with someone is a wonderful thing!

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  8. I love the closing stanza Loredana...perfect

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  9. I like the bright hope of the candle light and garden blooming in spring ~

    Happy day to you ~

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  10. I adore statues in a garden, I have a few myself!
    Laurie

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  11. Lovely poem and photo! Thank you for sharing with us. I love that Gandhi quote as well :)

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  12. This resounds of peacefulness and such a maternal tone...very calming, Loredana. Great write!

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  13. This is very lovely. Beautifully written.

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  14. I am with you on the wish...this was a lovely thought to start the New Year with. Great write.

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  15. Inspiring and beautiful...hope the year nurtures well as we are wishing it to :)

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  16. Lovely thoughts for 2013...Happy New Year

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  17. Your poem and image made me think of an outstretched hand, offering to help and serve. Just beautiful, Loredana!

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  18. Lovely poem and perfect for you photo. I hope you achieve all you set out to in 2013.

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  19. So beautiful...a wish I hope is granted.

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  20. Beautiful poem....Happy 2013....Michelle

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  21. so very BEautiful. words. photograph. the whole idea.

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  22. What a lovely poem and photo. The photo is so peaceful and serene.

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  23. Wonderful poem and photo ~ Thanks so much for your photo prize arriving soon ~ I shall treasure it ~

    (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

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  24. Lovely wish and photo. Thank you for this.

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  25. So suitable a photo for your poem ..with all the change going on right now as we speak..nice to see this blog going strong as always;)

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  26. a beautiful poem and picture! Congratulations to Carol!

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  27. soooo beautiful, Loredana!

    i hope the new year brings you joy and peace and prosperity!

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  28. Wonderful poem. Wishing you all the best in 2013 xx

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  29. Loredana! hi! Yes cheap jeans at thrift stores are the only way to go. I can't even afford to walk in to that store. So when I saw these jeans for $6 I was in a dream.

    I could have sworn I commented on this post earlier. Oh well, let me just say you have a talent with words. Great work.

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  30. Okay, I found it! I should read more carefully. You said you did the "Get Listed!" challenge, which I hosted for our shy anonymous member, not my FBF challenge.

    Those seeds of kindness matter, and the results of them are not always apparent for a while. Nice photograph to go with, as well!

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