Would YOU?

Would you lend a hand

To help those hands

Hanging out of the pits

reaching for someone

anyone to help and give a tug.

*****

Would you lend an ear

to help listen to that sad soul

who needs a simple shoulder

just to lean for a bit.

narrow or broad, any shoulder would do.

*****

Would you lend a voice

to say no to violence

to help push a cause

that fosters human well-being

a common need for us all

*****

Would you lend a dime or two

to help a brother break some bread

for not everyone that you see that begs

is really a lazy never-do-well.

Some fell on real hard times

*****

Would you help to whisper a prayer

in the silent abode of your heart

for an ailing stranger

whom you know not

hopingย that things will be for the best

*****

What would you do to help

those painful eyes

those limp, bruised arms

those hungry souls

those voiceless ones

*****

Would you silently help

or would you shift your eyes

pressing the phone aimlessly

in an attempt to appear busy.

and simply walk on by?

*******

ยฉ Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Help. The Daily Post

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22 thoughts on “Would YOU?

  1. Very touching poem…the part about all homeless people are not lazy really gave me food for thought. Sometimes we forget that people do sometimes fall on hard times…the majority of us are one paycheck away from being homeless as well.

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    • I tell you Tasha. It’s a rude truth. I know a family back in Lagos (my husbands friend) who went one day from homeowners to living on handouts. Their house got burnt to the ground and back then in Nigeria, insurance was neither here nor there. It was a very painful period for them. If not for friends who rallied around them.

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