A flower in the garden of innocence
Of faint caress of care
Penury donned its entrance
Kindness adorned the air.
She wore a tinge of inquisitiveness
On her beauteous face
Touched by hands of God
God shone in her eyes.
An abandoned blessing she was
By sinners of lust and pride
A blithesome angel in disguise
Kissing dreams so tall, so high.
This poem is the outcome of an attempt to caption the photo above. A child knows the soul of the world. My tribute to Enlift, MAD and other organisations that are helping out many such children who need guidance and support. When my friend, Nirmal sent me this photo and asked if I could caption it, I read the unwritten words and stories the photo held. I stared into the picture for a minute and what followed was a relationship between my pen, words and the little girl.
Today, we spend hours and hours on social networking sites “liking” the plight of many poor and affected around the world. We “share” their pain and stories on our walls that they never pass through. Our effort of clicking a button never reach them. We send their voice across the world but they are never heard.
We have many people, helping hands, that reach out to their wallet and donate. Some do it as they think they are obliged to this world. Some do it wishing well for the poor. Some do it in the fear of god. Some do it for publicity. As long as some good is done, lets forget the reasons of why its being done. Their intentions will get back at them someday. In the end of the day, there are people who give money. But, how many are there who can spare their time? How many of us can spare a couple of hours in a week to spread love, to extend visible care?
Money cannot buy everything. What some children and people are deprived of is not just money. Enlift and Make a Difference, popularly known as MAD, are a couple of organisations that bring together hearts good enough to extend their hands to people who need it, visibly, tangibly. There are many such initiatives and people on this earth. I wish to congratulate them for discovering true happiness, pure love and a purpose for life.
With congratulations, I am happy to have joined Make a difference. Generosity blesses twice. It blesses the giver and the receiver. It is our responsibility to protect each other.