Shawn L. Bird

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invocation- strife November 1, 2016

Filed under: Poetry,Rotary invocations — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:33 am
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At this difficult season

When opinions impale reason

May we not divide

but warmly abide

within a strong fellowship

built on relationships

of respectful courtesy

as we serve our community.

May we rise as *votary

to the service of Rotary.


*vocabulary- a ‘votary’ is a devoted adherent.


For free use within Rotary.  Please credit Shawn Bird of Shuswap Rotary, District 5060 with authorship when you present the invocation at your club, and please leave a comment below so Rotarians know when and where it’s been used.  Thank you.


13 Responses to “invocation- strife”

  1. Rajiv Says:

    Ah… Marvellous

  2. […] via invocation- strife — Shawn L. Bird […]

  3. cinephile Says:

    Such poetry..much WOW..simply finesse.

    I write a blog too.It’s about film reviews.Do check it if you have some time.All feedback is appreciated.

  4. This is definitely in the spirit of Rotary, as I understand it. Well done!

  5. sumantraqc Says:

    Quite meaningful and relevant… given the present situation of the world. Liked it.

  6. Heidi Muller Says:

    Hi Shawn I used one of your invocations for my installation dinner invite. I directed a few Rotarians to check out your site.
    Heidi Muller Creston Rotary Club

  7. Jeff Gorman Says:

    Wonderful invocations. I used this one at the Rotary Club of DeKalb, IL on 11/5/2018.

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