To those who care …
If you can stay with a troubled soul
And hold a hand or dry a tear,
And help someone regain control
And be respectful and sincere …
If you can hear their pain and fear
And try to understand it, too
Not delegating kindness here
But boldly say “I am with you”.
If you flag love in a greedy world
Exposing what it tries to hide,
A gentle hand or word unfurled
Seeking contact with those most denied.
We owe the world to folk like you
Who lift our spirits and light up hope;
And gift us faith in ourselves anew
Without which none of us would cope.
In service are rewards indeed
But truth is we take turns to fall,
In the eyes and hearts of those in need
Is a mirror image of us all.