Unsung Samaritans

I took the time to look, but weep at sights which meet my eye

A little boy, his skin so burnt and yet, his blessed heart, still hopes.

He lives by holding firm and true, that help arrives in time

To mend, not now, his broken skin but his parents’ home.

He lives in hope, his leaders’ dream, of days, which once were kind

When all he knew were hands held tight, and hearts swelled up in love.

I stopped and took the time to read sheer terror grew inside,

For fellow saints, and angels true, who only love their God?

Their deepened trust still held them true, in these their worsening times,

With terrors no one can compare, their pains, their fears, their cries.

God hears their sufferings, pains and cries

I looked upon the darkening skies, ‘twas then it catched my eye.

The crimsoned-petalled, sunset skies were like shades of deepening pain

For as this little boys’ cries are heard, God’s heart, alone doth grieve.

Mankind, with all our freedom of choice, we still choose to hurt our kin

Yet, God himself is Love and Peace; let’s choose to heal their wounds?

I choose to read some more in length, it took great time indeed

But deepest gratitude welled up inside, my heart for did I see

Fellow kinsmen, strangers too, gathering up the weak

Gently batheing with softening cloths, and offering love to all.

Sharon-Elizabeth Walker, © 2013 (in deepest respite for all who are suffering)

6 thoughts on “Unsung Samaritans

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for September 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****..is..”Dhaka University” by AZMM Moksedul Milon….*** Highly Commended (tabulated alphabetically) *** are the following….”Alas ! the gong has lost its voice” by Ogunjimi James Taiwo….”A Portrayal of Pain” by Swanti Sharma….”Blessed” by Basil Razack….”Disheartened” by Suzanne Parlee….”Given” by Jan Christian Sorensen….”Illusion” by Tapeshwar Prasad….”Let me go” by Santanu Halder….”Life is” by Sridhar Karanam….”Long Rain” by Ramesh Anand….”Profanity” by Sangeeta Sharma….”The Bible” by Elizabeth Hexberg….”Unsung Samaritans” by Sharon Elizabeth Walker…..


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