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A Litany for Love

Updated on November 18, 2016
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Seafarer Mama/Karen is an activist who cares deeply about social, economic and environmental justice.

Neighbors and friends bonding through making art together ~

My daughter celebrating her 5th birthday with friends from our co-housing neighborhood.
My daughter celebrating her 5th birthday with friends from our co-housing neighborhood. | Source

Close to Home

For my family and friends,

For all those with whom I share community,

For faith, peace, and justice,

I stand on the side of Love.

Offering support for the development of sustainable energy sources ~

My daughter on a bicycle set up to use pedaling as an energy source at Occupy Boston.
My daughter on a bicycle set up to use pedaling as an energy source at Occupy Boston. | Source

Fellowship

For the bold and the counter-cultural,

For those who exist at the margins of society,

For those who barely make ends meet despite working hard,

For the courageous who initiate change in the face of fierce opposition,

For those who raise their voices for the ones who have none,

For those who lead the way to a better world by quiet example,

I stand on the side of Love.

Sisters and Brothers in Need

For the hungry, the cold, and the homeless,

For the troubled and the lonely,

For the generous and the encouraging,

For those who readily forgive and work toward reconciliation,

I stand on the side of Love.

A gift of food for those in need ~

My daughter bringing a donation to the food tent at Occupy Boston.
My daughter bringing a donation to the food tent at Occupy Boston. | Source

Global Family

For in distant lands far across the sea who suffer oppression and war,

For the soldiers and the peace activists,

For those denied an education,

For those who are denied amnesty from abusive regimes,

For those who have lost their lives or homes to natural disasters,

I stand on the side of Love.

This little bird depends upon us for protection ~

Little Blue Heron catching fish
Little Blue Heron catching fish | Source

All Sentient Beings

For those species without voices who depend on us for survival,

For creatures who have lost their homes to corporate buildings,

For those who have lost their lives to poaching,

For all who need clean air and water to survive,

For all those who depend on us to provide them warm and loving homes,

I stand on the side of Love.

UU Choir singing a favorite UU anthem

© 2015 Karen A Szklany

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    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      3 years ago from New England

      Thank you, Jodah! ~:0)

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Here here, or is it hear hear! I whole heartedly agree with every word Seafarermama. Beautiful message. Voted up.

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      Karen A Szklany 

      3 years ago from New England

      @ Stages of ME ~ That sounds like something very excited to look forward to. I am glad that my hub has helped flame that excitement. Hope your camp turns out to be all you and the youth you'll be serving imagine it will be!

      @ Ericdierker ~ So glad you enjoyed my hub. Thank you for the lovely anecdotal description of your response. It made me smile.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Karen, this gave me an old feeling. When I was a child jumping up and down and raising my hand and yelling; "me too, I want to too!". No taking care of business first and no hesitation, just immediately following. Thanks

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      Karen A Szklany 

      3 years ago from New England

      Thank you, Bill!

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      Karen A Szklany 

      3 years ago from New England

      Thank you, bipolartist. I am glad you enjoyed your time at my hub...and appreciate your words of support.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Karen, that was beautiful. I totally love this proclamation of love.

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      The Stages Of ME 

      3 years ago

      Beautiful, our youth camp this year is themed A Walk In Love. These words got me thinking of all the possibilities that will come from a week of focusing on a walk in love with hundreds of youth together. Thanks for sharing.

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      Amy Magness Whatley 

      3 years ago from United States of America

      I love every line, every word.

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