Every Good Deed


A million gaping mouths

Clamoring to be fed

Many worthy causes

Pulling a single thread


Overwhelmed by need

Where do good acts lie

All these mouths to feed

So little to give have I


In this world, I feel small

Big heart in a tiny part

I see the great needs all

But where should I start


Each cause a worthy one

Each asking for my help

So many races to be run

Stamina burnt on self


I cannot fix everything

I can only do what I can

Even if I pick just one

I can be a helping hand


Millions of people

Choosing many things

Each just as valuable

For the hope it brings


15 Responses to “Every Good Deed”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    Sometimes, it is the smallest act that makes the greatest impact. That can be a hard concept for people with big hearts who always find themselves wishing they could do more, but it is important to focus on what we can do rather than what we cannot do. So beautifully said, Brad!

  2. beth says:

    yes, a great way to look at it, each helpful act matters

  3. If we turn away from our fellow man, aren’t we turning away from ourselves? We’ve a social responsibility called love thy neighbour and who is our neighbour? We know… Great work my friend. All the best.

  4. K.L. Hale says:

    They will know us by our love…a beautiful and thoughtful poem about helping our fellow man; in little or big ways, we can all make a difference! Your heart is big, my friend!

  5. Thank you for this poignant reminder that I should be grateful that I can help SOME and that I can always hope that those I help will pay it forward.

  6. Truer words never spoken. And then there are the constant scams to avoid. Sigh.

  7. Bridgette says:

    It really is overwhelming, the problems in this world. This is a good reminder to do one thing and then another. We must try to help where we can and forgive ourselves the places we can’t.

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