Inspirational Poem

There's A Need

This poem came about during frequent moments of pondering and contemplation of the current state of affairs both nation- and worldwide.

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I agree with every word in this poem - well said. Very best wishes, Ann

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Starting Right Now

Doug W Benson © more by Doug W Benson

Published by Family Friend Poems February 26, 2024 with permission of the Author.

There's a need for more bridges than fences
There's a need for more love and less hate
There's a need for more laughers than critics
There's a need for more use and less waste

There's a need for more face to face contact
There's a need for less digital "friends"
There's a need for more genuine embracing
There's a need for less political ends

There's a need for more open-ended questions
There's a need for less closed off minds
There's a need for more cause to unite us
There's a need for less pride that divides

There's a need for more focus on family
There's a need for more focus on God
There's a need for more focus on community
There's a need for more truth than facade

There's a need for more actions than slogans
There's a need for less "Why?" and more "How?"
There's a need for less waiting for tomorrow
There's a need for more starting right now

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ABOUT THE POET:

Doug William Benson has been a practicing physical therapist since 2007. His areas of interest and expertise are in geriatric and neurological rehabilitation including stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. His newfound love for poetry and expressive writing comes from the recent rediscovery of various poems he wrote in junior...

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I agree with every word in this poem - well said. Very best wishes, Ann

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