Brighter Land

"Flowers in a Pot I" by Willem Haenraets, original artwork

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Speak softly with tones of calm
Let them know you care
Allow them first to realize
The reason that you’re there

It’s not for you to give advice
Or judge them or compare
But sit and listen to their world
Of sorrow and despair

Soothe their pain with empathy
Take them by the hand
And gently lead them from this place
To find a brighter land

You cannot solve their problems
Or take on board their pain
But help them through just one more day
Whilst they their strength regain

Copyright © 2002 David J. Humphries • All rights reserved.
Painting: “Flowers in a Pot I” by Willem Haenraets, original artwork.