Aug. 14, 2015

The Philanthropist

The Good Book tells of a Samaritan
Traveling one day,
Who stopped to help a fellow
Wounded by the way.

Others in their passing
Did not lift a hand
Nor sought to give comfort
To the dying man.

But the Good Samaritan—
Pouring oil and wine—
Bandaged the man's wounds,
And he did it in kind.

And like the wounded man,
So many others lay;
But like the Samaritan,
There is a role to play.

And in this broken world,
Overwhelms with need,
May each of us follow
The Good Samaritan’s deed.

© Walterrean Salley