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i used to

Posted to Action Poetry

do volunteer work (which i miss dearly)
and just being there day in and day out
really changes you. i've seen people's lives
and neighborhoods change for the better.
i've helped put people back on their feet.
no matter how 'bad' we think we have it, there's
always someone out there who's worse off...
it takes soooo little. really it does.

i get so upset when i hear people only volunteering or contributing to charities for personal benefits. sure,
feeling good is a benefit but i'm not in there for a tax
write off.

why is it so hard to give when you have so much?

i just don't get it!

even if people, just once, acted on one of those
thoughts you voiced... what a difference that could make.