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By Christine Tate
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Confined to wheelchairs, frail and weak,
they seldom laugh and rarely speak..
eyes now dim that sparkled bright,
minds confused not thinking right.
many forgotten by family and friends,
lonely hours most of them spend.
I didn't know until it touched me
when mom was placed in a facility.

I observed many patients there,
many depressed and didn't care.
The ones who seemed to be happy,
were visited by loved ones regularly. 
mom's eyes lit up when I'd appear,
a familiar face to bring good cheer...
I read her scriptures, shared stories,
and recalled many fond memories...

Jesus spoke about reaching out
and this is what He spoke about.
anywhere there is a need,
we can perform a godly deed.
a little compassion goes a long way,
so practice spreading some each day!

My mom went home to be with the Lord in 2011, and we spent many hours together for the 3 years she was in a nursing facility.  It was also a blessing to reach out to other forgotten and lonely people.  A simple smile & a listening ear made their day!  The Lord taught me a profound lesson...to ACT like a Christian, not just talk about it.  Praise the Lord!








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Submitted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

About the Poet
Christian since 1973, widowed in 2007, but by the divine appt. of God, I married a wonderful, godly widower in Oct. 2010. Three grown, married sons and eight grandchildren. My first love is Jesus who inspires my pen, for apart from Him I can do nothing! I desire to honor the Lord and edify readers thru poetry He inspires.

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