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Love As Such
The water was too warm to wash my hands with
Isn't that a blessing in disguise?
Too often overlooked by those with means
But not by those on streets with pleading eyes
A cold and hungry mother turns and cries
If we'd only stop and take a second
To realize humanity is gone
And reestablish love for one another
Bring about the warmth of a new dawn
and join the people of this earth we're on
Too many of us here to e'er be lonely
Too many are in need, some have too much
Let's redistribute love and wealth will follow
If you have two, lend someone else a crutch
To lift a life with care is love as such
© 2013 Nicholas Emeigh
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Featured in the Poetry Foundation's "Record-A-Poem" group on SoundCloud, and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, and is about taking things for granted when so many are in need. I was washing my hands and felt angry that the water was too hot. I then thought about the people who would kill for hot water. It's a luxury that some can't afford. Then I thought of what the world would be like if we cared about each other enough to make sure people in need were provided for with our excess. If those in need had even half of the excess of the upper and middle class, everyone would have what they needed. We need to redistribute LOVE.
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