Could I make a difference, just one single man?
Another year’s passing by
2021 is on the fly.
I ask myself, could I, could I?
I’ll never know until I try.
Could I catch a drop of rain
and make from it a pond
and during the summer months
swim in it and the winter skate upon?
Could I take a single grain of wheat
and spread it across the Great Plains
and make the hungry full again
and take away their pain?
Could I take a small seedling
that seems to have no purpose at all,
and plant it and from it, make a great tree
bearing fruit and stretching tall?
Could I catch a single lightning bug
and hold it in my hand
and light the darkened sky,
for just that one blind man?
Could I take a single thought
and empower it with who I am
and wipe the illness from the earth
my own desired plan,
a place where everyone can be heard,
every woman, child and man?
Could I take a leap of faith and boldly carry-on
and pledge the new life I might live
engaged with my best,
no need to rest
and no longer, just hang on?
Could I light a single candle this chilling frigid night
and stoke the fires of my passion,
to help when and where I can,
a man who can make a difference, yes,
this one single man?
Could I take you in my thoughts,
yes, over and over again,
to give me the strength I need as my lover and a friend
to welcome 2022, and see 2021 to a joyful end?