Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Who knows

Who knows
as I walk towards you
with a bag on my back
what burdens
what sufferings it contains.

Who knows
as we meet and smile in greeting
what experiences I carry with me
that weigh me down and
colour what future I meet.

Who knows
as I receive your acknowledging smile
what a difference it can make
helps me forget my troubles and
notice something joyful.

Who knows
where the kindness you share today ends
and who it gets passed on to
who really needs it.

Who knows
how much lighter I feel
having shared your presence
however brief.

Who knows
how different the world could be
if we shared joys, simple kindness and
a recognition of shared humanity.

Who knows

© 1 Dec 15

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