Harvest of Dreams


I could say the world is fractured,

Spinning crazily out of control,

With floods, disease, and death,

Corrupt governments with no soul,

How can I find words of gratitude,

For the blessings I have received,

When voices wounded and angry,

Are saying they have been deceived,

I could say I’ve been lucky,

With family, health, and a job,

And ignore the world’s pitiful wail,

As it’s trampled by a mob,

There are shocking glimpses of truth,

With media and words of pleading,

They resonate deep within the soul,

It’s hard to stop the bleeding,

From out of chaos I will rise above,

Blessing others on destiny’s road,   

One step forward, one day at a time,

I’ll help lighten someone’s load,

Soothing answers though are not enough,

To stop the destruction and greed,

So I will climb over the walls,

To help someone in need,

I cannot forget the troubles of the world,

While I listen to the anguished cries,

During this season I’ll give of myself,

I’ll reach out as the needs arise,

What can I do? I’m just one, you know,

That will show that I’ve been blessed,

I’ll give thanks for all I’ve received,

But service for others will be my test,

I can’t tune the world out,

Just to let beauty come in,

But I can work to change myself,

Starting with my heart within,

Every day is a harvest of dreams,

When I ease the plight of another,

The things once said could not be done,

Are possible when I work with others.

8 thoughts on “Harvest of Dreams

  1. Made me grin Dan! You seem to understand my position better than most! Thank you for the inspiration and like mindedness I feel as though I’m in good company. Again…May you have a happy Thanksgiving dear friend.

    1. Just a side note–I grew up in Pushmataha and Choctaw counties. At 12, parents moved to California and there I stayed until moving to MO four years ago. So perhaps there are a few common threads running through.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  2. LOL! well I didn’t know you was an Okie! Dom is too he’s from Ardmore and Uncle Tree is from Mo, lives in Nebraska though. I have been all over Pushmataha and Choctaw counties at one time or another. I used to haul asphalt oil to the counties (parking where ever they would work) and racing horses dad would always take me to visit other trainers. Bedlam this weekend OU and OSU should be a tight game. Take care!

    1. Yep! Still have relatives all over the state. Places I visit are Norman, Antlers, Atoka, Grant–I’m sure some of my relatives will be rooting for OU but OSU looks like they have a chance this year.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. I lived in the country, not in the big towns. The places I lived in had entering and leaving stuck on the same tree and do not even exist any more except in my imagination.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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