We come into this life dancing
with love in our hearts, joyfulness, curiosity, laughing gleefully,
playing in mud and glitter.
And then society
to love possessions/things
And to turn away from the humanity shadowing
the less fortunate, the poor, the homeless sitting
on the streets and begging.
Begging! How awful to spoil our nice, neat, tidy streets
with the reminder that not all of us have things
like house and possessions.
But all of us possess hearts, the power of love
and the knowledge that
hey, babe, you’re only a
whisker away from your seat on the street.
Lose your job/make a mistake/miss your mortgage payment/
damage your car and can’t afford the repair to get to
a low-paid, slave-conditions job/
bounce a cheque due to bank fees and the bank
will charge you for that bounced cheque
and send you into penury.
Look at that guy/gal on the street begging.
Open your eyes to their humanity.
Unzip your heart, know that people not possessions are the real
wealth of our world.
Give them a dollar or more, or a coffee, or a meal, or clothes, or
yourself offering help,
Because there –
but for the grace of God –
Be humble. Show love. Be generous.
Open your heart and shine your soul!