Do you ever stop and think of others?
A good friend, neighbor or possibly your brother?
As you turn on the television, washer and lights,
the closest some will get is sitting quietly with candles lit at night.
As you walk around the grocery store filling your cart,
the closest some will get is reheating last night's soup
and eating the last part.
As you stand up from the chair in the barber shop and pay the tip and fee,
some have to settle for a ponytail and let it be.
As you visit with your Doctor and pharmacy as needed,
the closest some will get is an untreated illness.
No health insurance has permitted their condition to be cheated.
While you enjoy answering the phone,
some cringe at the familiar sound.
Knowing it is a creditor that demands them to make good on a loan.
As you reach for your bedtime snack,
the closest some will get is reaching for water and a tissue pack.
Attempting to satisfy their hunger and alleviate their fears.
They take a sip and allow the tissues to catch their tears.
So remember as you ride around town filling up on gas,
the closest fill some will get is lying in bed praying
the lack of money won’t last.
Do not take things for granted as you go through the routine of your day.
For you see your good friend, neighbor or brother may not have it that way.
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