Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We're Not Alone

It’s all about who does and doesn’t see
   The private heart beneath the public mask
That’s locked away; and when you lose the key
   And you need help, but you’re too scared to ask,
It’s all about who reaches out to you—
   Who makes you see beyond your own despair—
Who looks at you and says “What can I do?”—
   Whose every answer is “Because I care.”
Because it’s all about the help we give
   To those without a hope.  It’s what we do
When doing nothing’s easy—how we live
   Among and with ourselves—that sees us through
      The lonely worst of life, till we can say
      We’re not alone—unless we look away.


Copyright 2015 Matthew J Wells


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