Compassion Poem

Volunteer To Help Those In Need

My mother was bed ridden for 20 years, completely helpless with arthritic pain. She never complained. I had the complete care of her many of those years. It gave me the understanding to volunteer in rest homes because I knew what even little things meant to her. I'm 97 now and had to give up my drivers license and volunteering 6 years ago, but the thousands of hours I spent in rest homes are special memories.

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Looking Out For Others

© more by Alora M. Knight

Published by Family Friend Poems June 2019 with permission of the Author.

What does it take to be a volunteer?
Must you travel afar, or is there someplace near
Where there is a need that is evident--
Where someone would think you were heaven sent

For giving them just a little of your time?
A cheerful smile does not cost a dime.
Or maybe, they need a ride somewhere
But there's no one to call on that seems to care.

Some people find it a difficult task
Being handicapped and having to ask
For help in doing the simplest things.
You can't imagine the joy that it brings

To know someone understands what they need--
A trip to the store or a new book to read.
Someone who doesn't make them feel useless and old.
Love and respect  are more precious than gold.

Now I know that this sounds like the same old story.
Still, I'd like you to take a good inventory
Of the things that you could easily do,
For someday the one who needs help may be you.



Words have always been an important part of my life. My mother taught to read before I started school and coached me through winning spelling contests. I had to learn the meaning of the words, too. I've written books and articles for Salesian Inspirational Mission, Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul, for newspapers and magazines, but receiving...

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