If I see someone so bruised and broken,
Will my compassion heal the wounds of his soul?
If I caught his eye and he saw kindness in them,
Will he feel stronger knowing someone wishes him to be whole?
If I give him food to feed his hunger,
Will he forget the hunger of his family waiting for him at home?
If I come forward to say I truly care,
Will I have the courage to offer him a new life and a home?
We live in a world of civilized and good people
Yet find in our midst, the poor and marginalized
When will we care enough to sacrifice the good things we enjoy
So that a child, a family and a community can begin to feel truly alive.
Photo by Apol Laxamana