On Giving

There are moments when you see a need

And you’re in a position to help

But then you hesistate.

Maybe the prospective recipient of your generosity

Is someone who typically doesn’t say thank you,

Or at least not the way you like to be thanked.

Worse yet, they could see your open hand

And try to take advantage of you

And make you feel like an idiot for even trying to lend a hand.

What if you’ve misjudged the situation

And your contribution doesn’t even help?

And these questions come one after the other

Debating whether this is worth your while.

But there’s the catch.

This isn’t about you and ‘your while’

Its about the need you see.

And whether or not you will talk yourself out of

Meeting it.



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