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The Choice

Compassion is a virtue
So I’ve heard some people say,
If it’s really so important
Then where is it today?

If I had more compassion
I’d probably think a whole lot more,
And consider what it might be like
To be so very poor.

The hungry children get to me
Those hungry pleading cries,
Do they see in me compassion,
Or just my hollow eyes?

I’ve seen the photos of the kids
In Myanmar  – at play,
Their caring eyes, their hungry hearts
When will they eat today?

Will I show compassion?
The choice is up to me
As none of them have choices
In such abject poverty.

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