Gathering Together


Too many tears are shed

In this world today

Children are abandoned

As if they are in the way.


Old people are just ignored

They feel they have lost their worth

Just wishing they could fade away

From this planet that’s called Earth.


Many a homeless man

Stands begging on the street

Forced through hunger and cold

To ask each one he meets.


Wars rage in different lands

Killing all in sight

They never see the sunshine

Or the warmth of human respite.


Let’s think of them today

And do whatever we can

After all, aren’t we of the same blood

As ALL our fellow man?


- Julie Hodgson


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