A body in service poised with a mission
An honorable purpose waits its commission
The years you spend hoping to get
Leaving you empty in a deep fret
One trick to living is very simple
Give all you can get it back with no wrinkle
No sitting in gloom with deep agitation
Look at your turf with great expectation
The landscape reveals places that need
When giving yourself no need for greed
What you get back might shock and surprise
It’s so much more than you see with eyes
Built into the body your biological machine
Hands that caress tears that wipe clean
It’s deep in your nature to want to take care
Heartfelt compassion gives back when you dare
Don’t wait for others to take care of you
Find places to give jump into the stew
Give freely don’t keep gifts locked up inside
They will heal and bless and foster your pride
Can you remember the moments when you had the courage to reach out beyond yourself and give to others you knew were in need?
How did that feel?
What was the contribution to you?
Are there people around who might use what you have to give?
- Stewart Levine ©
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