On Doing Good — (double etheree)

by Belinda Munoz on October 19, 2011

stood there
mic in hand
mission calling
no time for love songs.
Sunday Bloody Sunday
conjured violence and strife,
words and mem’ry hung in the air.
Broker of peace, maligned and revered,
looked on with an unimpeachable smile.

Lifelong commitment — years that matter
to lives spared from hellish existence.
Men with a purpose: cancel debt,
feed the hungry, fight disease —
they make it look easy!
Critics come and go.
Inspired action
done with joy
breathes new

a double etheree for dVerse Poets Pub
Hey, that’s me between Bill Clinton and Bono! Or as a friend referred to it: a Bill, Bono and Belinda moment (hubs standing next to me). Yes, lucky me, I had a fun time at an amazing concert this past weekend. It was a certain ex-president’s 65th birthday celebration and a fundraiser billed as A Decade of Difference was held to benefit his foundation (be sure to click on the link to learn more about the good work that they do).

image courtesy of Rolling Stone

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 TheKitchenWitch October 19, 2011 at 4:13 am

Aaaaaaaaa! I’d be dying! How incredibly cool is that? You look great, by the way.


2 brian miller October 19, 2011 at 4:58 am

oh wow you actually went? i watched it on yahoo….how cool. i am a bono fan as well he isnt perfect but he is making a difference and using what he has been given….


3 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri October 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

Oh Wow Belinda! That is awesome. You and hubby look great.


4 ayala October 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm

So happy for you, dear Belinda. This is awesome and you and hubby look great!


5 Joe Hesch October 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Very cool package of photo and verse, Belinda!


6 Meg October 22, 2011 at 6:14 am

That is impressive! Oh, and the photo is great, too ;D Seriously, Belinda, wonderful poem and a reminder that people in unique positions still haven’t found it easy to to do good things in this world.


7 Madeleine Begun Kane October 24, 2011 at 12:02 am

Wow! Very cool!


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