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You'll never know

You may never know why you're here or why they're not.
You may never know what you need or what you've got.
You might wish for warmth in the midst of snow,
You might hide away, though winds still blow.

And while you're feeling lost and small -
You've forgotten you used to stand so tall - 
When will you take the time to see,
All the special things that you can be?

That man on the streets, you could have walked by,
But you stopped for a moment and you said 'hi'.
The elevator door you could have let go,
You held it for the girl whose tears didn't show. 

You'll never know that you changed that man's day,
He picked himself up and chose a different way.
That child you helped, with the tears in her eyes?
She made it in time to say her final goodbyes.

And so, my dear friend, don't question your value,
For I, and the world, we believe - and need - you.

Copyright © Elaine Ho

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:35:00 PM
    Your poetry is consistent in reflecting your apparent giftedness as a budding, fellow poet. It has earned you my deepest admiration....Ngoc.