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A Haiku - Relevance

Updated on May 30, 2012

Gifts that are given to be shared....

Am I relevant today?
Am I relevant today? | Source

Everyone can be relevant. It doesn't happen without us.


Am I relevant,

Pertinent to what we need;

Else why am I here?


I can write. He knows.

He can give me words to say,

Words I write today.


Pertinent, thoughtful,

Speaking to someone’s soul needs,

What they came to read.


They might not know it.

I might not know it either,

But the words speak soft.


A thought might stir then,

Seemingly from out the blue.

He meant it for you.


The plumber installs

The pipe that carries water

To the thirsty soul.


He knew how, not when

The water would be needed;

Doing just his part.


Soul thirst is like that.

We need not know what we do.

He knows and does it.


Smile for one to see

And know they aren’t all alone.

God gave you that smile.


Listen to a cry.

Respond with what is needed.

God gave you your ears.


Seeing, smelling, too,

Can come in handy each day.

Warning others “Now!”


The gifts He gave us

Ours to share along life’s way.

Not to hoard away.


What little we give

Was given us so freely.

So, freely give, too.


More blessed to give,

Though receive ourselves we have.

Find purpose in life.


Not mere mortals we,

When heavenly gifts we share,

Comfort, heal, and save.

 

Purpose for our life,

If we but know what we do:

Shared love made greater.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

Sharing joy, love, comfort, healing, and warnings too.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Sharing love and happiness with others is the greatest thing we can do. If we show that we care we also show to the Lord that we are worthy of this life.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      The question of relevance is one that I frequent in my musings--you provided a nice exploration of that question for me--

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee: Looking forward to your vote. Thanks for the comment. Quite often you are first, leading the way. NPR (National Public Radio/Planet Money) has a nice set of two graphics showing GDP in one and Per Capita Income in the second. You will be interested in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia in comparison with Russia.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      AudreyHowitt: This poem was partly inspired by April Reynolds and her Hub in which she describes being discouraged about the response to her writing efforts on HubPages. She writes well and her Hubs are relevant, especially so for Christians. I think you have commented on her Hubs before and may want to comment on that one, if you haven't already done so.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      Lovely poem, thank you for sharing and I wish you a lot of love.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      flashmakeit: The best part of love is the deep sharing of it. Thanks.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      awesomme poetry.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      cleaner3: Thanks for the poet to poet praise.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Relevance: the use of the word has been made limited in the modern society... In obviously hierarchial references!

      Though you bring about the relevance of each individual in your haikus (holistically), there are sweepers in India who are paid... an approximate of 80 $ per month... and some even less. Just a reference

      I applaud your haikus for we need to understand how important each individual and his work is and without whom there would be a certain degree of imbalance which none of us would like

      Great haikus

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      rahul0324: Do you recall a piece on the Barrens Scratcher of Scotland? He was barely making a survival living from his long labors, but each night he came home to his humble but cozy cottage, a loving wife, and a gaggle of excited children. May the sweepers in India look forward to an equivalent life, I pray.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      You have great purpose here, Perspy! And great impact with softly spoken words! Never stop..

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      ImKarn23: For sure one day I will stop. I like the Spanish saying though: "It is better to lose five minutes of your life, than to lose your life in five minutes!" You and I are relevant to each other, and to others. We'll keep it that way going forward.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      it's the best way we live our lives...share it with others...great hub Demas...

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