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Please Help Me Eat

Amy Mordis 1983 (United States)

I saw a girl at the end of my street
she was pregnant and dirty
her sign said "Please help me eat"
on any other day
I would have walked right in my door
but on this day
I felt a little more
I walked on by the place I called home
I felt compassion for this girl who stood alone
I asked her her name
But the girl didn't speak
She just held up her sign that said
"Please help me eat"
I took her hand
Brushed hair from her face
We walked to my car
There was no time to waste
As we sat in the diner
 I watched her eat
I looked her over
No shoes on her feet
she spoke not a word
I felt my heartbreak
That night in my bed
 I lie wide awake
I took her to a shelter
One I hold very dear
The one that I grew up in
The one that led me here
Four years have passed
 I wonder where she's gone
Until I turn on the tv
And my favorite show was on
They talked about a judge on a high profile case
I didn't know the name
But id never forget that face
At the end of the show
It said addiction is hard to beat
she held a sign that read
"If you're hungry, please call me, I'll help you eat"

About this poem

This poem is about something this world sees all too often, and what having compassion can do for others if you just open your heart.

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Submitted by amymordis1 on June 02, 2021

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