One More One Less

Posted on February 29, 2016  /  no responses »

The following poem, “One More One Less” was written by Desiree McKay-Rogers, M.Ed. who serves as one of Esperanza’s Community Health Promoters.

One More One Less
We are one people
Under god
Divided by many
Should be separated by none
We need to come together
For one more could mean one less
One more promoter could mean one less victim
One less diabetic
One less dying from cardiac arrest
One more promoter could mean one less victim
From sexual abuse
From domestic violence
From life’s hangs up
We are one people
Under God
Divided by many
Should be separated by none
We need to come together
To promote a better world
To build a stronger community
One more promoter means more sharing of the word
More sharing of his glory
More sharing of his grace
More sharing of the power that he has to change
Each and every one of us
There is power in our delivery
Power in our presence
One more promoter means one more educated
If we reach one
We can teach one
To teach another
Bringing it back to we are all in it together
One more promoter means one less
Uninformed
Unaware
One more promoter could lead to better health for us all
We ought to get back to our village
We are stronger together
We are stronger informed
A wise man once said we are only as strong as our weakest link but
I been a weak along time
Never thought about my health holistically
Now I think of it in all I do
9 weeks and 45 hours
Has changed so much
One more promoter
Could mean one less premature newborn
One more promoter
Could mean one less destructive relationship
One more promoter
Could lead to one less addict
One more promoter
Could mean one more who walks by faith
One more promoter
Could mean one more who celebrates recovery
One more promoter
We are a village of few who will grow to be many
We are one people
Under god
Divided by many
Should be separated by none
We need to come together
For one more could mean one less

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