In this life, we all wear many hats. Sometimes, it is difficult to juggle the hats we wear and stay on center. Parents have this problem. They are parents as well as children; they work; they are active in their communities; they are friends, relatives, neighbors. Each connection requires different hats...sometimes more than one hat at the same time!
Of late, I have had my poet's hat on as I have been supporting the work of The Center for New Americans, a non-profit organization that "provides the under-served immigrant, refugee and migrant communities of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley with education and resources to learn English, become involved community members and obtain tools necessary to maintain economic independence and stability."
As a poet, I am writing 30 Poems in November. People sponsor me, much like they do in a race to raise funds for an organization. So far, I am about 1/4 of the way to my goal. I am praying to make my goal and that the Center makes its goal, too.
A prayer for poets and non-profit fundraisers...
Master of our words
bless our humble efforts
to support those who are voiceless -
to support those who are in need -
to support those who are in pain.
Bless those who hear or see or read
of our work that they may give
from their bounty and their hearts.
Bless all those who benefit
from these gifts
that they may have relief
from their struggles and find blessings
in outstretched hands.
If you wish to help, go to: https://www.razoo.com/story/Linda-M-Rhinehart-Neas