Thursday, May 15, 2014


   There is no higher calling than to care
   for the well-being of all those in need,
   helping with the burdens they must bear,
   attending to their troubles when they plead.

   Of course we have our pleasures to pursue
   when not bound by responsibilities,
   and there are many things we’d rather do,
   if only sing a song or shoot the breeze.

   Yet nothing will so deeply gratify
   as knowing that you’ve done what must be done
   and shown neighbors that they can rely
   on you to carry out what many shun.

        Then when you come to need the help of others,
        you’ll find a world of sisters and of brothers.