Rise To The Occasion

Rise To The Occasion short poem

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When people like troubled flock,
From next door or around the block,
Come crashing on the rocks

When hard times come
Flashing alarms on their clocks,
But their opportunity doesn’t knock

Will you be there for them, to confide?
Or will you consider running away and hide?
Will you stand strong for them and abide?
Will you help them to fight against the tide?

When tall ones are bruised and beaten small
When their backs are nailed against the wall
When they strive hard and give their all
When they’ve done all to stand, but yet they fall

Will you stumble into their situation and stall? Or will you rise to the occasion and hear their call? Will you be bold enough to rescue Mary, Peter, and Paul?

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I am a retired minister and the husband of Barbara for 42 years. We reside in Sacramento ,Ca. We have two sons and a daughter, and we are the proud grandparents of 6 children.
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Nadeem Qazilbash

Being a good samaritan, seems to be, a part, of a bygone era.


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