toward better lives…
Such is the seed embedded along plots
of noble charitable institutions
to bloom along their vision-mission-goals
as well as to blossom
like flowers beautifying communities
then producing laudable fruits
effectively becoming assets and blessings, too.
Such is the ideal
and the supposed-to-be anchor
bracing up foundations
funded by philanthropists and caring people
in their love-geared motive.
God be thanked for them
May they be blessed to do and increase more---
Yet in the cloak of kindness
adorned with heavenly promises
varied helping organizations sprout
offering poverty-alleviation schemes
toward financial freedom
along gentle persuasion
of "good faith" exercise---
Yes, in the name of wholehearted contributions
they pursue outreach programs
grant scholarships and medical assistance
but with vested interests
Can we forbid the proliferation
of life-building ventures
with hidden agenda
lurking in the guise of charity???
May the Lord help* us be a real help to others!
*Psalm 33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
March 11, 2021
7th place, "Biting Satire" Premier Dramatic Monologue Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Edward Ibeh; judged on 3/13/2021.
Copyright © Beata Agustin | Year Posted 2021
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