It pays to be a light-giver,
to spread the richness of your dazzling to a lacklustre world.
To be generous with the brilliance,
that you carry on the inside for a generation in need and illness.
To unleash the magic prowess,
of your words and laughter and the charm of a smile that says I care.
To wipe the tears of those who weep,
and extend joy to those who are saddened by events around them.
To restore justice to the broken hearted,
and mend the soul of those deprived and cheated.
To build the confidence of another,
the courage and optimism with the bricks of your prayers.
To support a neighbour in difficulty,
and lift a friend or loved one through challenging times.
The duty and burden to give back hope,
to those impoverished of hope is definitely life worth living.
© 2018 Sonnie Martins