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I wish I May, I Wish I Might
Hunger pangs don't stop.
Wishing doesn't make it so.
People can you know.
A moment to act; a lifetime to remember.
If I could but....
If I could but ease world hunger,
If I could stop the killings,
If I could ease the sufferings,
if I could, I would, I think.
I know I can't do all that needs doing.
I know I can't be everywhere.
I know I can't help everybody.
But I also know that where I am
I can help do something
for someone who needs me.
I know I need to give myself
when and where I can, or disobey
the Golden Rule I know by heart.
That man with head down upon that bench;
That child fallen with an elbow scraped;
That woman with a load too much to bare;
That young girl whose sobs I can hear;
That person shivering, wet and cold;
That person who looks so much like me;
I can make a moment's difference.
It's not a momentous act.
Only that person may notice.
But that's not really true.
I will always know what choices I make.
We can give a little love today, and every day, while learning to give a lot of love always. (Demas)
You know this is true.
Have the wish I wish tonight.
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