“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers
I am a firm believer in looking for the positive to combat a negative situation… this is what will heal us. This is what will allow us to move forward as human beings and a nation. This is how we learn from our mistakes…
I would like you to write a poem about the positive side of a bad situation. It can be about the heroes of our recent tragedies… or something you’ve recently had happen in your own life. A lesson learned or a new law that will benefit us. Maybe an organization that has sprang up in an effort to help others during hard times or the wonderful new people you wouldn’t have met otherwise. What good has come out of a bad situation?
Here’s how you can participate:
1. Write a poem in response to the prompt
2. Share your poem on your blog
3. Post your link or poem in a comment below this post
4. Visit the other poems and show some love!