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Inspired by the above

If a torch dims or burns out
would you instantly throw it away 
Or would you replace the batteries  
so it shines bright for another day   

If someone loses their way 
would you instantly cast them away
Or would you replace their batteries 
to get them through a difficult day

Everyone loses their way sometimes 
we dim or burn out once in a while 
Everyone needs a little recharge 
in their own individual style 

Some people need AAs
a little attention and affection
Some people need Cs
all they need is a little compassion

Some people need AAAs
acceptance, attention and affection 
Some people need Ds
in time they will find the right direction 

If changing someones batteries 
still doesn’t seem to help them shine bright
Simply sit with them quietly for a while 
and let them share your light 


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julie callaghan

Mon 28th Nov 2022 17:16

Thanks for the likes for this rearrangement of words.

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 27th Nov 2022 09:14

A good, compassionate poem, Julie.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 26th Nov 2022 15:59

A charming and very relevant analogy to the problems facing the human condition.

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Greg Freeman

Sat 26th Nov 2022 14:03

Clever poem, this, Julie, and warm-hearted, too. A good combination!

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sat 26th Nov 2022 11:07

Excellent advice, and well put.

I need all types!

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