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A Poem: Could Anyone Care For Me?

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"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty." Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Could Anyone Care For Me?

"Who cares?" She asked herself.

"Could anyone care for me?"

"I've put my life up on the shelf."

"What's here is just misery."

A friend it was who woke her up,

a friend she'd called for help

to water, feed, and love her pup.

"A dog shouldn't have to yelp."

The friend heard more in her plea,

more than the words she said.

He heard beyond "A dog...Why me?"

"My husband, my love, is dead."

Judge now, if you will, how you'd reply,

to a friend with a similar need;

what words to a friend now willing to die,

one chance to strengthen this need?

How to stop thoughts blurred?

How to start the healing, too?

To put it all in words,

He said, "I love you."

Healed cuts are strong.

Healed hearts are strong too.

What once seemed wrong,

Yielded to skies bright blue.

Two friends are strong.

The pup's doing fine, too.




© 2021 Demas W Jasper

Comments

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on February 04, 2021:

this is a lovely poem. It's inspiring and every line was full of encouragement to do good.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 04, 2021:

A fantastic poem to remind us to reach out to others.

What a simple.. I love you..will do for ones heart.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on February 04, 2021:

Thank you for this wonderful poem. I truly enjoyed every line.

Blessings to you and yours.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 04, 2021:

A beautiful, uplifting poem. I like that we found out about the dog too!

Ann

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 03, 2021:

A lovely poem of reaching out in love and giving some hope. I enjoyed reading this Demas. I also liked your article about China. The world needs to be careful.