Making a Difference, by Eileen Ann Moore

By | February 9, 2021
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A writer who liked to think under the skies                           

Old and respected and believed to be wise  

Would sit and would dream as he looked out to sea

Seeking to find a new story ….  A new story

Seeking to find a new story

 

This wise man sat with his hat by his side

From the cliff top he watched the ebbing tide

In the distance he saw a young man in the bay

Who seemed to be dancing to the day … To the day

Who seemed to be dancing to the day

 

He put on his hat and walked down to the shore

To hear what good news the young man had in store

If he was so carefree and could dance to the day

He must have something wondrous to say … Wondrous to say

He must have something wondrous to say

 

When the writer came near he could see the young man

Holding a starfish in his hand

Tenderly throwing it into the sea

He said ‘I am making a difference you see … A difference you see’

He said ‘I am making a difference you see’

 

But the wise man said ‘Young man don’t you know

There are starfish washed up – for miles you could go

You can’t save them all, it is nature’s way

Some starfish will die whatever you say …. Whatever you say

Some starfish will die whatever you say’

 

The young man bent down in the glint of the sun

‘I am making a difference to this little one’

And the old man replied ‘I can see that is true

Young man, I take my hat off to you … My hat off to you

Young man, I take my hat off to you’

 

Then the writer said ‘I’ve learned something today

From your saving the starfish in your own way

I’ll go home and I’ll write down this wondrous story

Young man, you are making a difference I see … A difference I see

Young man, you are making a difference I see’

by Eileen Ann Moore: ‘Based on a legend from Cornwall, and a card I bought in an Art Shop in St Ives, which showed a young man saving starfish, and ‘Making a Difference’.  I think it is relevant to our present situation as small deeds or actions can make a difference at present.

 

3 thoughts on “Making a Difference, by Eileen Ann Moore

  1. Jan Lowy

    Excellent. The reading is a bit formal – there could be some pauses to make more sense.

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  2. MRS EILEENANN MOORE

    I am so pleased you like this. The reading is a computerised voice. If you would like to hear Making a Difference sung then you can Google Eileen Ann Moore YouTube Making a Difference

    Reply

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