The Brighter Morn (poem)

Bill Holland

Dedicated to Bill Holland and the believers of H.O.W.

If ever there’s a brighter morn to see

A world were all my children are alright

Then let the hope of change begin with me


I think back to that grand once used to be

And wonder in the sun of my delight

If ever there’s a brighter morn to see


But even in that distant memory

When yonder winds would wander in my sight

Then let the hope of change begin with me


And with each change came new complexity

Till at my window gazing coming night

If ever there’s a brighter morn to see


As things moved on I felt no longer free

Where was that one who said when things were bright

Then let the hope of change begin with me


Then from the hillsides voices filled with glee

Whose song an echo of a common plight

If ever there’s a brighter morn to see

Then let the hope of change begin with me

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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

I like your poetic tribute to Bill, Martin, and the video with Odetta was the perfect choice. Thank you.

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

A fitting tribute to a good man and cause. You are amazing Mhatter. Thanks for your fine poem of hope. whonu

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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Up and awesome, Martin! A perfect tribute! Great song choice!

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I am deeply touched, Martin! Thank you so much my friend, and of course, I agree completely with the sentiment of the poem...the change must start with me. I have been given a voice and I must use it for good and for change. Without sounding sappy, it is my calling to a higher good.

I am very grateful my friend...thank you!

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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Excellent! Most deserving and fitting accolade for the voice of humanity. Hep, hep, hooray (for you and bill)!

Up and sharing!

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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

I thoroughly enjoyed this poem - dedicated to an awesome person who is doing awesome things in this world. Beautiful!

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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Morning Hatter. A lovely poem of your usual quality. Your dedication to Bill does you proud. He is indeed a man who deserves recognition for winning his own fight, then trying to fight for others. Well done.

Voted up and all.


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Ghaelach 4 years ago

Morning Martin.

Truly a great poem to a person striving to do good (HOW).

I'm sure it gives Bill a great boost to know other people are with him all the way.

UP and Tweeting

LOL Ghaelach

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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Another good poem from a talented writer, I enjoyed reading and look forward to more poems. Thanks for sharing this Hub. Voted up!!!

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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Fantastic words. Enjoyed the video.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Martin now that was great for a great man that has such a caring heart.

Thank you for what you did

God Bless you

Merry Christmas



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Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Beautiful tribute!

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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Beautiful thoughts expressed with the perfect words!

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful poem and tribute.

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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

A perfect poem to read on the first morning following that horrendous elementary school massacre when the entire nation is still in shock. Yes..."let the hope of change begin with me." Beautiful tribute to Bill and a perfect video to end your work with words and meaning. Up, beautiful and sharing.

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

The hope of change is within us all. Good job.

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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

A beautiful tribute to a wonderful person and a hubber.

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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Martin, you said it all in this poem. Let it begin with each of us. My Lord, how did we get into such a plight?

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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I love the sentiment, Martin - "Then let the hope of change begin with me". This is a wonderful idea!

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lovedoctor926 4 years ago

A very nice tribute to Bill. well-done Martin.

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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

H.O.W. will make a difference with those like you and Bill who care enough to voice concern. Each of us doing our part...that is what it takes...loved the way you wrote this...:) ps

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. HOW sends wonderful messages if only they could be sent around the entire world. As long as we do our part and keep the faith.

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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A wonderful poetic tribute to Bill Sir & H.O.W. I considered myself blessed to be part of this thoughtful movement. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Interesting. Voted up & shared on Facebook

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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

MH, this was so beautiful and a fitting tribute to Bill's vision of a brighter tomorrow. Awesome job!

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

An outstanding poem for one of the finest people I know! Great job and BRAVO!

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