Just my Thoughts · Poetry

What Do You Do?

What do you do when a friend is hurting
But won’t let you console her?
What do you do when a friend is down
But won’t let you help him smile?

What do you do when a friend is hungry
But won’t let you feed him?
What do you do when a friend is thirsty
But won’t let you give her a drink of water?

What do you do when a friend is crying
But won’t let you wipe away the tears?
What do you do when a friend needs a hug
But won’t let you hold him close?

What do you do?

9 thoughts on “What Do You Do?

    1. Thanks, Shawna. To be totally truthful, I don’t know what you do. This came to me this morning – more or less in this form but you know how age and memory work – while I was running.

  1. I like a poem that raises more questions than it answers, Nicki. And what’s the answer to me? Sometimes a person has to weave their own way out of a problem. More than sympathy and tissues, sometimes you just need to find your own way.

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