Reach Out
Poetry By Anthony James

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Reach Out
Poetry By Anthony James

Why can't I ask for help?

This is a very complex matter-
It's as if our mouth won't work-
Accept for simple chatter-

But wait, don't be so hard on yourself-
Growth isn't like sliding down an icy slope
It's more like carrying all your troubles
Up a very tall ladder-

But wait, still, take it easy- lol
There's much time to do this growing-
There's much time to climb, one rung at a time

Stop! Calm ourselves.
If you can't do it today, try again tomorrow-
Even the fastest runner on the planet started out crawling-

So, why can't I ask for help?

I could be proud?
If this is true, this is very real-
Others must help a proud person-
Help is first, humility will come with time-
Let's not give up on each other, ever!

So, why can't I ask for help?
I could be sick?
If this is true, this is very real-
Others must help a sick person-
Help is first, wellness will come with time-
Let's not give up on each other, ever!

So, why can't I ask for help?
Because I've been abused?
If this is true, this is very real-
Others must help an abused person-
Help is first, healing will come with time-
Let's not give up on each other, ever!

Why can't I ask for help?
Because I am weak?
If this is true, this is very real-
Others must help a weak person-
Help is first, strength will come with time-
Let's not give up on each other, ever!

Sometimes life is so tough,
We feel That to take care of ourselves is enough-
And maybe it is!
But if you are okay, and feel that way!
Go out there and add your touch!

People are out there, they are down
And they need a lift-
Reach out.

January 30, 2011 © Anthony James , All rights reserved