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Compassion on the Street

Updated on July 19, 2014

Compassion on the Street

The sun swept in without one word,

The natural part of a breaking dawn.

The birds started chattering insistently,

Even before it was morn.

The party goers were heading home,

Staggering down the street.

Incomprehensible slurs and groans

At any random person they meet.

Yet here I am with sober eyes,

Pondering about destiny.

Here I am,

To listen and care

Simply a person to be there.

Some people think I'm nuts

To stay awake all night,

Picking up the pieces

And making sure you're all right.

Why would a person do this?

And what's more for free?

The answer my friend is simple

It's all about destiny.

I love my city with a passion

And I want to see it transform

Instead of superficial fashion

I want to see Kingdom Values reborn.

I believe that God's heart is aching

With every footstep we bring light,

With each step we are making

Kingdom value steps through the night.

We never know our full impact

What difference it makes that we care

We are demonstrating God's Love and compassion.

Just by faithfully being there.

Patricia Ann Ward 5/2/12

This is a poem that is inspired by the work of Street Pastors


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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Great words and i now look forward to reading many more by you.


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      Tricia Ward 5 years ago from Scotland

      Thank you ladies for stopping by x

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      Dee42 5 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

      Well I needed this. I just love to read your hubs, they are so passionate. Voted up for ya. Now I need to go back and read 'the bag packing girl'.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Kingdom people care about others and will go to great measures to see someone through a problem. Great poem on values and character. Enjoyed the read through this lovely poem.