Poetry

Poem: Expanding Our Circle by Mark Tulin

Celebrating the noble
is shortsighted.
Honoring the privileged
may do us more harm than not.
The spiritually enlightened
perhaps are phantoms
who are not worthy
of our reverence or trust.

Loving our family, friends, and culture
is not a bad idea.
But isn’t there beauty in everyone.
Shouldn’t we give our hearts
to people who are hungry
and venture outside our inner circle.

There is a richness
in the lives of the neglected.
Admiration
for those who are outcast.
The disenfranchised
need a helping hand, too.
Not just the righteous and the good.

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

30 comments on “Poem: Expanding Our Circle by Mark Tulin

  1. Perfectly said Mark. Your heart shows and you’re a good man. It’s an honor to know you.

  2. Reblogged this on Walt's Writings and commented:
    An excellent poem by Mark Tulin on expanding our circle of caring.

  3. Through the good offices of The Tennessee Poet I found your poem look forward to clicking the follow button and catching up further on your poetry.

  4. So inspiring, My Friend! Words that need to be heard!!

  5. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come read Mark’s – Expanding Our Circle!

  6. I wish more people had an open heart too Nicely written 🙂💕

  7. A positive message, Help where help is needed the most!

  8. This is so true and absolutely my heart, as well. There are many ways each of us can help. Many Local Organizations, Shelters, Nursing Home’s, Churches will love to have you expand your circle.
    InHisCare 🙏
    Yonnie💜😊🌹

  9. rereading this: it is beautifully written and has much wisdom and challenge; am bookmarking it 🙂

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