LITTLE PEOPLE BIG IDEAS

BIG IDEAS FOR THE GROWING LEADERS WITHIN

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Listen to the poem story below.  

Give

BY MELISSA NIU 

They saw them pass

One by one.

And not even acknowledge

The saddened man

Along the street

Lying by the garbage.

His tattered clothes

Missing shoes

With signs of alcohol,

He had no friend,

No bed, no home,

Just shelter by the wall.

Naomi, Charli

And Livy too

Went close to where he rested,

And watched him hang,

His head so low,

And read what he requested.

“How can I help?

I am so small

And only have one cent?”

And if I give,

What will he do,

And how will it be spent?”

But little Naomi

Looked again

As a tear came from his eye.

“This is a human

He is special

Just like you and I. “

Charli and Liv

Boosted her up

As she pulled out her one cent.

They struggled so hard

To do their part

And into the hat it went.

It wasn’t much,

It wasn’t a lot,

But it’s all that they could do,

I’m sure you’d hope,

That someone else,

Would do the same for you.

But when you have

The chance to give

Remember what they learned.

True joy came

From when they gave

And expected nothing in return.

(Copyright Melissa Niu Media)