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Wake Up Call
Sometimes we hold onto those we love
because we don't want to let them go.
We feel powerless without them
because their presence is all we've ever known.
Memories of the past fill our hearts
only to return the grief we've felt for years.
Grieving leaves our hearts slowly
only to come back after a thoughtful memory.
A disaster on the other side of the country
provides us with our wake up call.
An opportunity to make our failures a success
and our life worth a little bit more.
A simple smile from a stranger
can warm our hearts.
A kind hello from a young child
can ease our pain.
Do your part today.
Be that person who lifts one's spirits
and brings together people in need.
Together, we can find ourselves,
in the brightness of the future.