Recently I’ve penned a poem for the Small Charities Coalition, as part of the #LondonGivesBack Campaign to encourage Londoners to make regular donations to help keep small charities. You can see the film of the poem by Neck of the Woods films here
It’s not easy to think of others
When your whole world feels under attack.
But being generous is empowering –
Giving, gives back.
We’re all learning a new way of living,
We don’t want to be misunderstood.
Kindness and compassion has its own rewards,
Giving makes us feel good.
We pick up the pieces of broken lives
Gently put them back in place.
We are the voice of the unseen and unheard
Of every age and race.
We restore confidence and self esteem,
To the traumatised girl and boy
With care and support and friendship,
We re-introduce them to joy.
Our charities must keep on working
It’s imperative that they do.
Whether or not that is possible
Depends on me and you.
Nows the time to give back to society
When things are really tough.
Your money will make a big difference
To those who haven’t got enough
We are strong, we are resilient.
We are the can do, the will do.
We can make our society better…
Compassionate and true.
Help us shape the future,
Support the work we do
Together we can make a change…
It’s up to you.
London is a thriving city
Community is at its very heart
It embraces our dramas and our dreams
Its here for us to take part