Monday, May 22, 2017

A Common Melody to The Most Generous Boy In The World 
Something special calls to people 
Something special rings out from a young boy 


A Common Melody (round) 

A melody upon the sea
A silent voice that called to me
What did it bode it would not say
But from its spell I could not flee
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That no one heard caused some dismay
Perhaps this fate was meant this way
That only I could feel the sound
While other people felt their day
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So to the ocean I was bound
My thoughts were spinning so profound
What secret was awaiting there
What symphony makes my heart pound
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Sweet music seemed to fill the air
And to all else I’m unaware
Till I then kissed the promised shore
To find what fortune had to share
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But then the music was no more
Just faces wond’ring what it’s for
What set us drifting to this place
What special need did sea restore
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And there it was upon each face
A special smile a special grace
That shared this common memory
That somehow vanished but this trace 


Something calls to a man and brings him together with others in this round. In this round the third the third line sets up the rhyme for the next stanza. The third line of the last stanza leads back to the first stanza. Thus we have a poem with no beginning or end. It is not intended that this round means this one man endlessly is called to the sea. It means that others are endlessly being called. 

I have been involved in charities and volunteer work for a long time. It is a good feeling to help others and/or work for the community. My life was extremely blessed. Serving others was a good way to give back for my many blessings. Most all, it gave me the opportunity to see the good side of people. When I was a coach or working for the PTA, it was mostly parents trying to do their parts for their children. With the Masons, my charity and volunteer work got more ambitious. My biggest two was the public schools and Toys For Tots. Both of these projects were assigned to me. I did a sterling job with both of these projects. The real fact is: I achieved on the shoulders of people who wanted to help. It is amazing, how many people want to help, but for some reason don't. It is even more amazing to see how many people how many people are serving their fellow man, their Mother Earth. I and others like me have been gifted to find doorways for those who want to help. So, one by one thousands are added to our ranks. The ranks of those who are serving: cleaning our beaches, planting trees, helping our teachers, building homes, feeding the hungry, searching for the lost and much, much, much more. All around us are people free serving, I have seen them. I was a part of them. maybe you are too.

One of the first rules of First Aid is: make sure that we are okay first. The rational (simply put): how can we help if we too are injured? or Why make two when only one needs rescuing? Of course there is the main  rational of getting us to think before we rush off. Then consider what made us humans so successful. Why we are still around. So, we are pretty much okay. We are relatively satisfied. I believe we should help others up. I believe we should help to make our world a better place. The proof that I may be right is that good feeling, we all experience. Then there is that something, we experience, looking in someone's eyes,,who is serving by our side, knowing we are answering the same call. Something has brought us together. I believe that it is our calling to give back for the satisfaction, successes life has granted us. Life is wonderful. We are wonderful. Live, love, serve and Enjoy.


Listen and we may hear a voice: Diane Arkenstone "Voice Of The Sea" 

Goodness is all around 


Paul Allen, cofounder of Microsoft, now serves as the chairman of Vulcan, his private-investment company. As chairman of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, he's given millions to global-health causes, including $5 million to Seattle BioMed, $4 million to Global FinPrint, a conservation project focused on the preservation of sharks worldwide, and $7 million in grants to Alzheimer's research. Paul Allen is just one example of some of the most generous people in the world. As Meir Kay points out, it doesn't take a millionaire to perform major acts of generosity. 
Here an example of generosity (and more). "The Most Generous Boy In The World!" 


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The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. 
Leo Tolstoy


 

36 comments:

  1. Thank you for a wonderful poem and videos, a most enjoyable time I had reading and watching.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you for the good feeling of bringing you some joy

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  2. I love the celebration and joy in this poem Martin

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    1. Thank you for the reward of pleasing you

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  3. We should help lift each other up indeed, but yeah we have to be up before we can help others up.

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    1. I'm glad this point rang out. I was a bit concerned when I re-reread it.
      Thank you for the reassurance.

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  4. Oh yes, just as we are told on airlines 'if oxygen is needed, fit your mask before helping others'...
    Just the same, when we can, giving is a two way gift.

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    1. Giving is indeed a two way gift and much, much more.
      Thank you for your gifts.

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  5. We definitely could use more generosity of spirit and of wealth. Sometimes in this age it seems a rarity!

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    1. Perhaps the multitudes I have seen haven't reached you yet. Have faith, we are coming.
      Thank you. So good to have you back.

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  6. I liked this poem Martin!
    Lisa

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  7. What a wonderful poem, it elevates thought... How beautiful that you have helped so much and inspired so many to help.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment. I'm certain you too help others.

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  8. Life is a circle, and when the circle is filled by the living and doing of wonderful people... the circle fills with grace. This is lovely, Martin.

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    1. This a marvelous way of describing things.
      Thank you so much for adding such value.

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  9. Great satisfaction in helping others.

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    1. Thank you so much for adding your voice.

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    1. Thank you. It was a pleasure.
      Let's not forget the countless others.

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  11. Interlocked rubais today, wow! Live, love, serve and enjoy is a great motto to steer by.

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    1. Thank you for your vote of recognition.

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  12. Hello, I am sure it feels good to know how much you have given back to your community. Donating money is good but giving your time is just special. Love the poem! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you. I'm sure that you give back too.
      Continue to enjoy what life has to offer.

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  13. Thank you for sharing your truth, Martin

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    1. Thank you for visiting and reading.
      See you at your site.

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  14. Nice, nice. But still that trace, for which we are grateful.

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  15. Great post, it's powerful and very thought provoking. I love the poem. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. So happy to have enticed your interest.
      Thank you so much for this visit.

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  16. I love the poem that works for me in the same way we all keep searching....

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    1. There is so much more...
      Thank you for dropping in.

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  17. I loved this poem as well as your sharing Martin!
    you are blessed with the most precious gift of life the "humanity"

    It is true blessing that if we have special ability to feel others pain and to step forward to remove or even lessen it

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliments.
      Let us go forward to that brighter day by taking another's hand.

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  18. A large part of my job is volunteer management and there is so much joy in watching people give of their time and talents to help other people....and I can hear through your words that you feel that depth of joy in the act giving, too.

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    1. Thank you for all you do.
      One of my goals was to help people see that there are countless people working on problems and hoe they might get involved.
      Appreciate you voicing in.

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