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A Silent Scream for Love

Updated on March 24, 2013

No matter how bad you think your life is, wake up each day and be thankful for what you have. Someone somewhere is fighting just to survive.

Let us join our hands together, look and listen closely to the echoes of the silent screams of people who are alone and needed our love and care even in just simple ways like sharing to them even a little penny to feed their hungry stomachs.


I’m alone in this world

With no one around

I seek for love anyone can give

But nothing I found.

I’m alone and dying

With no one to tend and care for me

I tried to shout and plead

But no one seems to hear...

I really can't forget an old sick man I saw shivering at the corner of an overpass. It was raining and I walked passed by him running a little but then went back to drop money on his empty can.

He was shivering badly because of his wet shirt, very dirty and can't really like get up.

I don’t know why he wouldn’t move to a shade he just kept his hand firmly on the can and his situation looks so bad. Maybe he really can't get up and needs the help of other people to lift him up... but nobody will extend their help to this poor old man.

My heart hurts seeing people like him on these situations. He was someone else's son, a brother or maybe a father. Nobody knows why he ended up there with nowhere to live or maybe he was born on that situation.

Where’s his family? How about his mother? Any brothers or relatives? Why did they leave him up there on the rain? Maybe it's not the first time or second or third he's up there waiting for the rain to stop.

It happened one evening when I was going home from a trip and it so happened that I passed by this intersection and have to use the overpass.

People were minding their own 'tent' for the goods they were selling to people passing by.

But this old man, he was like wanting to get up and he can't. While I was dropping the money, he looked at me, his lips still shivering and screaming for help.

I then asked the man selling goods nearby if he could help move the old man away from the pouring rain. But he just ignored me.

I felt so bad that I have nothing to do. The rain was now pouring heavily and I have to walk away... and until now I can't stop thinking how many more others out there who have the same or yet, much worse situations like him.

I just wish that there were more shelters for the homeless to be provided so as to save more future for them, to show that they are loved and cared and to minimize their suffering even in those simple ways like providing them roof and clothes to warm their body.

There are many fortunate people who just waste their money for some nonsense things while others were unfortunate enough to have even dry clothes to wear.

Sometimes, a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life.

As my mother always says, give and share to others what you have.

Be thankful that you have more; people who learn to give and share are blessed by God.

May God bless us all. Be a blessing to others.

Proverbs 19:17: He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.

© 2012 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.


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    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hello Aubrey, Nice to see you again here. I really agree, everyone isnt as fortunate as others..tricky world.

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      A.E. Williams 

      5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Wow. That's a very sad incident. It's strange how things are happening nowadays. Perhaps there will be light at the end of the tunnel and everyone who can get help will. It takes a powerful message to shock people into realizing, everyone isn't as fortunate as they are.

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      RD, thank you so much for reading my hubs. Really appreciate it much.

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      6 years ago

      Hi Spy,what a heart touching story. Yes, we are blessed than many and thank you for reminding it :) God bless you !!

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hello Dana! thank you for stopping by. Yes, i think so too. they just keep thinking that they have already problems of their own and wont even bother. But a little sympathy wouldnt hurt doesnt mean you have to give it all..thank you thats very wonderful of you.

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi James. I love your message :) thank you so much!

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      What beautiful sentiment expressed so creatively. Too many people turn a blind eye instead of going out of their way to help someone. Why? They don't want to be inconvenienced or it makes them uncomfortable or they feel it is not thier problem. I try not to be one of those people and to do "the right thing"... Thank you for reminding me how important that is.... very nicely done.

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      Olde Cashmere 

      6 years ago

      I love your message and the way you wrote it M. This is a beautiful and inspiring hub. Voting this up, sharing, and rating beautiful, awesome, and interesting :)

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thank you so much my friend.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Unknown, very tender write.

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      epi, thank you for sharing your thoughts too...ys, no place like home..we may not live in very luxurious way of living but at least, i have a place to call home. thank you for your kind message. always take care epi!

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      6 years ago

      I am alone too in this world without a family and living on the poverty level so it's not a very nice feeling - I know - but I have a roof over my head- be it ever so humble there's no place like home - and my two best friends - my cats and the cultural advantage of playing my music as loud as I want - right now it's Depeche Mode - I love the sensitivity in your writing and your pure poetic soul - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 12:44am

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Rajan, thank you so much..really yes, you feel great after you helped someone who badly needs help. God bless!

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Deb, alcohol is life-ruiner. You have a very kind soul to give time and talk to the man and uncover his story that everyone should be aware and warned on the after-effect of drowning into alcohol. Its not very nice to be alone and homeless.

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hello Dianna. Yes, even in just simple ways...

    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thank you so much Eddy.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A very touching read. Those of us who are more blessed than others ought to share with those who are needy. It could be money, clothes even love and kindness. Surely, it gives a great feeling when one has helped someone in need.

      Voting up and beautiful. Shared.

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I once went to San Francisco and met a street person. We talked for a long time, and he told me that he once was a college professor with a wife and a nice home, but alcohol ruined his life. I was once told that many are mentally ill and slip through the cracks. Many are killed. It is not a nice life to be homeless.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Touching to read and to share. I love your thoughts on this topic.. we must not close our eyes to those in need. Voted up and shared.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant hub and thanks for sharing .

      Enjoy your day.


    • unknown spy profile imageAUTHOR

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      @Billy, Anan, Michelle, Janine, Meldz, Tom, Pamela, Joyce, Sha, Rosemay, Jamie, Debbie, Rosaline, Mhatter, Lord,

      thank you so much for the kind words.. (you really made me smile, Lord!). :)

      Mhatter says it all, as a truth, it is challenging. I told this story because I just know that i have to..the world is tough and you have to survive. Thank you so much for taking time to read this hub.. your wonderful comments are really much appreciated.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Touching and so true! Salamat! You are like an angel born at the wrong place. But I guess you were set to help people within your own means and powers. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Your poem/story complexes problems with problems. Hence? As a story; brilliant. As a truth... challenging.

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      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi unknown spy, very sad and moving on how great the suffering of that man. Only God knows his story. There is this old woman I see on the street everyday when I go to work,when its very cold, she is covered by a blanket and I am just afraid to ask about her story. It is good that you took the time to give to that man and also tried to do your best.I hope that he gets help soon.

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      6 years ago from Indonesia

      A touching story. We hope there are more people do good things for others around us.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      unknown spy... this is wonderful hub and I love your poem.. blessings

      to you


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      This is a very touching hub. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This is a worldwide problem and needs to be addressed by the powers that be. More shelters and support is needed for the homeless. Most of us a willing to give but it is just not enough. We can clothe and feed someone for a day but what about tomorrow.

      A powerful reminder my dear friend

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Touche, my dear friend!

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Wonderful touching poem. I saw to young men with pieces of card board saying No work and hungry. Yes I felt a pull to give them something, but my memory flooded back to Los Angeles where I bought a meal for a homeless man. I handed it over to him - he threw it to the floor. So you see this memory still remains.

      Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It is so heartbreaking to know people in our country are living that way. There are no jobs, not enough food and shelters and so on. We give food and money to feed the hungry in our city, plus clothing to the poor but the problem is so huge. I love that verse from Proverbs and it is so true. This is a awesome hub. Up and shared.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I am amazed each time i read one of your poems, such talent pours out of you has you touch pen to paper you paint pictures with words for all to see. You paint pictures of sadness and loneliness and of people who hurt each day, so we won't forget there are some who live like this each day . Thanks for sharing a another well painted picture of words . :-)

      Vote up and more !!!

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      6 years ago

      Very true sometimes if problems are too much. People forget the goodness around them .

      Voted up and more!

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Myz, this was quite beautiful and touching too. Your take on this sad and tragic situation of homelessness is quite chilling and yet so very poignant. After reading Bill's article on similar topic the other day, I was astounded at how many are homeless in this country alone. So it definitely needs to be written of more and bravo to you on doing just that. Have voted and shared as always!!

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      We take a lot for granted, and like I've said, the grass seems greener on the other side. it actually isn't and we should help those who really need it. thanks for the share, Myz, I share as well.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Oh my dear Spy;

      This one of those hubs that brings old and painful memories. Thanks for reminding us the gift of charity and the blessings of sharing what we have. In spite of what many think, the richest man in the world is the one that gives everything he has, for the sake of lifting someone else from the floor. Beautiful my dear. Voted up and across.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Bless you for this! I hurt daily when I see the people who are in pain and no way to stop that pain. The lost, the lonely....and so many of them.

      Bravo Spy!


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