Charity Benefit

Give a speech.
All the world applauds your gracious deeds.
Talk of how you learned so much
The day you held a dying child.
Tell of how you gave so much
But couldn’t save that dying child.

Take a seat.
Forty five dollars a plate for steak.
Savor the tastes of meat and wine
To feed the hungry people in Sudan.
Forty five dollars for meat and wine
Will give some rice to someone in Sudan.

Close your eyes.
Shun the world of inequality.
Close your eyes so you don’t see that face
Behind each pair of deep brown eyes.
Close your eyes to that tear streaked face
Asking why, with deep brown eyes.

Sing a song.
Quote the words of hope and liberty.
Sing the song that you first heard
The day you learned that Death was strong.
Sing to drown out what you heard
When Death cried out that he was strong.

Do not cry.
Don’t waste your tears on wasted days.
You left a dying mother with her child
And prayed that God would show them grace.
No tears will help that orphan child,
So pray that God will show you grace.

James 1:27
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.


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