Poemdog

Dogs 2016

HELPING HAND
(3/7/16)


a shake

a pat upon
the shoulder

a handout

any aid
to reestablish
stature

there
are many
ways

but
do we truly
understand enough
of someone's plight
to best benefit
them?

seldom
we do

oft times
a slap may be
the most effective
course of action

without living
next to them
for an extended
period of time
how can
we really
know?

if we alleviate
another's suffering
we may just eliminate
their potential
for greatness

postpone
their opportunity
to grow
by experience

sometimes
the best help
is an acknowledging
wave

as we pass
on by