When little children need food, clothing to give them warmth, do help them out,
An old man on the street, nothing on his plate to eat, holey clothes, see about.
If a mother to be, makes home beneath a tree, with no money, help her, please,
Say god is great, we're hear to help, not to wait, show you care, a life to ease.
When a brother has no ride, no support, from his family, hides, extend a hand,
A sister who is lame, can't get to town, is a shame, take her there, understand.
The child who comes to school, to practice the Golden Rule, starving, is so shy,
As a small boy burns his hand, to feed his sister, not his plan, no, don't just cry!
An elderly man across the street, gives his dog his only treat, as he has no food,
Better, this animal to help survive, here, his kindness does so thrive, of the good.
A neighbor's mower, broken, alas, just go and cut his grass, not such a big deal,
The lonely girl across the road, has to carry a big load, make it lighter, her to feel.
Children in your class, have no lunch, feel outcast, a turkey dinner is so great,
Christmas coming on, student's smiles are shown, to decorate, can hardly wait.
The nicest gift each can receive, a happy day, in you to believe, do so expect,
No better feeling you might record, memories, you may afford, their best respect.
Do carry on, give of yourself, take your best hat off the shelf, then wear it well,
Another day upon this earth, means so much, to show our worth, without fail.
Tomorrow is just another day, now's the time, that we may say, we are sincere,
Give all a hand up, not a hand out, back on their feet, give a shout, with no fear.
We may make a difference, so carry on. my good and faithful servant, carry on,
We are here to help, from our birth, not to face the world, of its worst, all alone.
To our friends and neighbors, just to give a hand, all across this blessed land,
Each, given a chance, to take a stance, answering a prayer, of our god's plan.
whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 20, 2016:
Thanks bravewarrior and many blessings. whonu
Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on August 19, 2016:
There must be something in the air. I read another hub today about giving a hand up, not a hand out. Timely message, for sure!
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 19, 2016:
And perhaps this wonderful piece changed my heart this early morning. And based on past experience I assume that will help me to help another in their life. Whonu, you have just changed for the better at least two lives. That is good work friend.
whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 18, 2016:
Thank you MsDora. We, who are followers of Christ, give of ourselves. We were chosen from birth to spread his message of love and caring. Thank you much my friend. whonu
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 18, 2016:
Thanks for the very timely message. Generosity bring blessings to both the recipient and the giver. I have proof!
whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 16, 2016:
Thank you much my friend. whonu
Mary Jean Z Cruz from Philippines on August 15, 2016:
Such an inspirational poem.., Thank you!
whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 15, 2016:
My thanks to Michel, Gypsy, and threekeys for your nice reviews and kind words. whonu
whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 15, 2016:
Thank you for your nice review my friend and blessings on this fine day. whonu
threekeys on August 15, 2016:
I could easily envision your imagery whonunuwho. A wonderful poem about how we can choose to step out of our self regard to make another's life a little more easier or more comfortable. I know of elderley people who feed their animals before themselves. Thankyou!
Michael-Milec on August 14, 2016:
an accomplished list
of all we should never miss
to do to JESUS - "Whatever you did for one of the least ... you did for me."
whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 14, 2016:
Thank you Missy for your nice review and telling bout your compassion for others. I may have been fooled myself a few times, but it doesn't keep me from giving. Like you said, what if they really needed help.Thanks again. whonu.
Missy Smith from Florida on August 14, 2016:
A really great message, especially for the times we are living in now. I fear that we are going backwards in our judgments. Some are unfairly putting others below them instead of lifting them up to look eye to eye.
I understand this poem well, as I have given to the needy when I saw their signs of hunger if I had it to give. I don't always; I struggle too, but even if I could spare a dollar, I have done that. I have even handed food out if I've seen someone begging, and I just left a restaurant with leftovers.
I remember one in-particular time that I gave my last 4 dollars to a mother and a child who was standing outside of an NFL game I went to with my sister and my daughter. When the game was over, I watched time and time again these people passing her by, not trying to give anything. How can you look in a child's face and not give? Anyway, my sister was ahead of me a bit; we were walking out to the parking area where we had parked our car, and she herself just passed this mother and her child. She saw that I stopped and gave, even wished them luck, and she snarled about it. It made me sick that she would do that. When we got to the car, she said why did you give them money? I said I always put myself in their shoes, and if I was hungry and my child was hungry, I may have no choice but to ask strangers for help too. My sister thought I was not intelligent at all, she told me how she believed the lady was a con, and that most of them were that begged on the street. I told her; maybe so, but what if she wasn't? I am better to live with myself giving what I could if she was hungry, and even if she was a con, I would never know the difference. No harm to me. :)
I don't understand the logic of a judgmental person. I'm not saying that there may not have been times in my life that I unknowingly judged someone, but I try hard not to. I don't recall when I did, I'm just saying it's possible. I do not want to paint myself as perfect by no means. All I can really say is that I try to do the right thing.
Your poetry teaches lessons and can wake up others who have lost human compassion. That's what I love about your poems!!
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 13, 2016:
A great poetic message to reach out to others. It should be a message sent around the world.
whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 13, 2016:
Thank you my friend and blessings to you and yours. whonu
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on August 13, 2016:
This is so inspiring and uplifting. Giving a hand up, not a hand out is a wonderful message, one that we all can share....