“What Can I Do?” a poem

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“What Can I Do”

As I sit and eat and look out at the world, from warfare, to welfare, to earthquakes, to riots, to the want and desire for peace.

There is within me a nagging, soul dragging possibility, or worrisome thought, that will not cease.

“What can I do?” this is the troubling thought, you see … I mean really… is saving everyone in this whole wide world really up to little old me? … Honestly? … How could something like that be?

After all, “What CAN I do?” … “What can I do?”… Really? … because I see within me the inability to erase the suffering in the world that I find…

“What can I do?” … “What can I do”… these are the only words bouncing around in my mind.

Small am I, not famous or even well-known. Tired am I, without finances or fortune enough for the trumpet I desire to blow. Despised am I, different, not well-fitting, not trusted because I refuse to follow greed’s bidding.

“What can I do? What can I do?” these are the words, every time.

If only my words mattered, if only they could captivate the world’s heart. I would type till my fingers bleed, as if each letter were a life-giving seed, if only my words when heard could change a single person’s heart… then perhaps from my head those worrisome words “What can I do” would part.

“What can I do?” … Well… I suppose this “desire” to help others I could share.

Perhaps, “What can I do?” is meant to be there.

Perhaps there is a reason, and although we are not yet in season, perhaps these words are a sign… a spark of the Divine… showing us that the desire to love alone is more than enough to save the world each and every time.

And so, my friends, “What Can I Do?” is something … I hope … you also find.

Jacob Israel​
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The Journey – A Poem/Video

THE JOURNEY – A POEM

I wrote this short poem years ago for my children. It reminds us all how we need to take the time to smell the roses, to enjoy our lives, to revel in the wonder of it all. Too many people are worried about the future, or focused on the past instead of truly living their lives in the now. I thought putting it to music and some art I found on the internet would make it more enjoyable. Please do subscribe to my blog, it is completely free and will keep you posted on all the new things I write and share here… Also, as with all of the other hundreds of essays found here feel free to share as you see fit. Have the best life ever, Jacob