Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Three Word Wednesday - Glare, luster, threat

Walk the Talk


The leaves begin turning

lifted into a frenzy of

autumn's call

My stomach begins churning

nervous energy building

with autumn's call

The fundraising begins slowly

banner starts to glare

with autumns call

Recession is still a threat

stealing away dreams

in autumns call

The luster of my resolve dims

fears of rejection sways

with autumns call

Knowing the horrors of my cause

I must raise my torch higher

for autumn calls


I find it very uncomfortable to fund raise even though it's to help others and I have the disease. Autumn is calling and I must get rolling despite the recession. Tammy's Warriors will rise up again on October 17th. See side bar to join us, even if it's just to walk for a good cause.

11 comments:

Tabor said...

I am not very good at fund raising unless it involves making posters or stuffing envelopes. Just don't like to ask people for something I guess.

ThomG said...

Sorry, Tammy, Wordpress saw fund raising and dumped you in teh spam folder.

But a great, honest post.

turquoise cro said...

GO Tammy, GO!!! I'll be there in spirit and I'll send in some $$$$$$$$!!! I LOVE YOU!!! I am proud to be a Tammy Warrior!

Andy Sewina said...

Good luck, and God bless you!

Sweetest in the Gale said...

I'm the same way...I think it's the introvert in me! I wish you much luck, though; it's obviously a wonderful and worthwhile cause.

maglomaniac said...

And yes the warriors would fight for autumn calls.
Good luck to you dear.

I am sorry my baby

~Harsha

forgetfulone said...

That's a beautiful poem! And i wish you the best with the fundraising.

b said...

I understand totally...but you can do it and I cannot imagine anyone turning you down!

b

http://torristravels.blogspot.com/2009/09/unanswered.html

pjd said...

I like the poem. Honestly.

Fundraising is about giving people the choice to make a statement and/or an impact. Resist the urge to say, "Even $5 is OK! Every bit helps!" Yes, every bit helps, but don't give people the easy out. Fundraising is not about forcing people to do something they don't want to do. It's about giving them the power to become more noble. It's about giving them the opportunity to discover their own goodness and generosity. Tell them your story and why it's important to you. They will respond.

Don't be shy. Putting your poetry out for public scrutiny is, I think, a far more courageous act than fundraising. You've got the courage. Now go give those people one more chance to be good. Most will appreciate it.

Asleep On My Feet said...

I like your use of repetition in this poem.

Tumblewords: said...

Nicely written poem! Fundraising is not something I could do, but I admire those who can. It does make a difference! Go, Tammy, Go!