May we engage
Everybody who feels like a
Nobody with the lost,
The lonely, the distressed and the
Anxious and those who have noone to care.
Listening – just listening – can make a difference.
Hope really is out there.
Each one of us has a responsibility,
A chance to help somebody smile today.
Listen, I repeat, just listen
To somebody who feels like the world is crashing in.
Have hope that what’s lost is restored
Or that new doors may open, and
Kindness and love shall be our foundation.
This is another poem inspired by Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. The first letter at the start of each line goes on to spell the title of the poem.
I hope you are all keeping safe and well.