I like to have a plan that I can follow
Maybe not today, maybe tomorrow.
A plan that shows me what’s in place
for the ones I love and to see their faces
light up when it all works out
And they are happy, joyful and have no doubt
As to what they want, how to get it and keep it,
In the full knowledge that nothing lasts forever.
A lifetime is but the blink of an eye;
unfortunately one day we’ll die
But that is not to say we get depressed
but live our lives, doing the best
we can to help others who are less fortunate
because of misfortune and have become desperate
A kind word, or anonymous gift will cheer the weariest heart,
giving them hope that they can have a new start.
So when you see that homeless man, stop and chat if you can.
He may seem distant and unwilling to engage
but for years he has been merely a face
in the crowd of people who have nothing
Abused, unloved and sometimes unseen, except to be told to move on.
So when you feel the urge to be cruel, remember the golden rule.
Do it for yourself, it’ll make you feel good,
buying the homeless some nice hot food.
Don’t worry that they cannot pay you back
It’s someone’s brother, daughter or dad.
There but for the grace of God goes you or I,
Sleeping under the open sky, in winter, spring, summer or fall
Be kind, be gentle and remember always to be thankful.