If you could transport your house
If you could transport your house for a day
To the poorest part of the world,
Where need was obvious,
How many cupboards would still be bulging,
When your house was back home.
How many unopened items would still be sitting on shelves,
When your house cleared customs,
How much clutter would be under your bed,
The first time you looked when you house was checked for bugs,
How many toys would there be to trip over in the dark,
By the time your house was back where it belonged,
How many dishes and cups and plates,
Would be filling your dishwasher,
After your house had been abroad.
How many cars would be parked in your garage,
After so many goods had gone to the needy,
While your house had been away.
Now your house has been returned a lot roomier,
Will you still need all the extra storage units?
The fifty different cooking apparatus,
Or will you have a garage sale to further reduce your clutter,
And donate the proceeds to countries in need.
Your house didn't really get transported to a country where there is need,
But if you open your eyes,
You might find need, closer to home,
Or there are agencies that can take some of your clutter
And send it to anywhere in the world it can be made use of
To meet the needs that would otherwise not be met
And you won't have to shift the clutter off your bed,
Before you go to sleep.
Copyright © David Smith | Year Posted 2018
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