about giving help to the old people at Christmas.

What about the old, that live in the cold,

cant afford heating, no money for coal,

not much in the cupboard for eating today,

shopping money has to be put away,

they sit in there chairs all lonely and sad,

talking to nobody isn't this bad,

come on you neighbors don't leave us here,

its nearly Christmas again that's another year,

to sit all alone with no one to talk to,

feeling so low as we always do,

not enough money to go to the shops,

cant afford even a small pair of chops,

again no chicken for dinner we see,

this life can be so lonely,

as we sit in our rooms cold and old,

is there not someone who is bold,

a knock on the door to see if we are alright,

some food in your hand now that would be polite,

come on you young ones one day you will see,

when you reach to our age then you'll agree,

saying that when you were younger you should of helped,

we cant get your attention we cannot yell,

so we sit and we wait in the hope that some ones there,

to come and hug us and give us some care.

Submitted: September 17, 2013

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Aint it the truth arnie, life is what we make of it but it is also true that others can make it a whole lot better if they have a mind to.

Wed, September 18th, 2013 4:18pm


thank you for your comment, yes if others help pensioners who need help then life would be a lot better.

Wed, September 18th, 2013 12:07pm


Sory artie! I just referred to you as arnie! a rose by any other name.....!

Wed, September 18th, 2013 4:19pm


that's fine, I have been know as worse.

Wed, September 18th, 2013 12:08pm

Mike Stevens

So true; the world would be a much better place, if only...

Wed, September 18th, 2013 8:20pm


if only is true, but can the world change?

Wed, September 18th, 2013 1:22pm


I firmly believe that the magic word is: SOLIDARITY
Here in South America there are people living on less than a dollar a day. Share brings blessings and makes us feel better. Excellent call for solidarity, Artie. Congratulations.

Thu, September 19th, 2013 2:48pm


thank you for your comment, I do believe that sharing helping others brings good cheer.

Thu, September 19th, 2013 7:49am


wonderful thoughts very succinctly expressed. Good work!

Wed, September 25th, 2013 1:39pm


thank you for your comment much appreciated,

Wed, September 25th, 2013 10:35am


A call to action I hope is heeded. I'm sure there are many people in that position.

Sun, September 29th, 2013 7:21pm


yes it is mainly the old aged that this refers to

Sun, September 29th, 2013 1:44pm

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