Susan wakes up everday
as soon as the sunrises,
packing her vehicle
with pastries and hot coffee
to take to her uptown core.
She drops them off at a make-shift shelter
for ladies trying to start over again.
Susan remembers when she was there,
leaving a place of abuse
and the strength to look forward
with a small gesture and a smile.
A gentile gift of hope.
Gilbert wakes every Saturday morning,
packs a guitar in the back of his car.
Stops for water and coffee,
pays for the people behind him
without saying a word to the receivers.
Gilbert then goes to a senior's complex
where some are not even able
to get up to leave their room.
He brings out his guitar
and plays for hours.
Smiling back at the grinning faces
that are looking back through windows
as Gilbert sings his gift of hope.
Each work day, Jessica prepares.
Puts on her nursing scrubs
and when she gets to the hospital,
a mask, head dress and gloves
to give comfort to those
that are sick, alone and scared.
Jessica goes from room to room
with kind words and smile
knowing that she amy also get sick.
She fights that feeling each work day
as Jessica spreads the gift of hope.
Through gestures of the unselfish and caring,
good spirits are spread in the air.
Going from person to person
who pass it on to the next.
Filling the human race
with the gift of hope.
May 14, 2020
©Andrew Scott - Just A Maritime Boy 2020