what troubles we may face,
you and I –
we’re living in paradise.
Take a look about you,
see the homeless,
their hands outstretched –
their eyes beseeching.
You have all that you desire
and if at times,
you find that there are worries,
life is never easy,
yet, when you lay down at night,
your head will have a soft pillow.
While there are those who,
sleep on the pavement,
rest their head on a stone.
Take a look at the dirty faces,
of children begging in the streets.
Open up your heart
and help to make them smile again.
Each and every day you return,
to your paradise on earth,
the place you call home –
among your family and friends.
Yet, on the cold and dark street,
there are people,
who don’t wish to be there,
they have no life or future
and even a kind word or glance –
can mean so very much.
Holidays are spent,
in rooms full of love and laughter,
while the poor sit in shelters,
among others like them –
where the world looks gray and dreary.
Reach out to help them,
volunteer and give them some joy.
You know the Lord is looking out for them,
so you can do it too,
for every day that you live –
is like another day in paradise.