They all walk by.
Moving to and fro,
With thoughts of their lives floating through their minds.
And I continue to watch,
Wondering how their lives are going
Watching the conspicuous distress on their faces
That they try to hide behind their masks
I worry about them all.
So silently, in my mind,
I make sure to tell each person I can see
That it will all be ok.
No need to worry.
Tears well up
I know I must be silly,
None of them even see me sitting here.
But still, I can see all of them.
And so, I sit there
Continuing my silent reassurances.
When it comes time for me to go,
I say a prayer.
Asking God to keep them all safe
And continue to tell them it will be ok.
As I walk back home,
I already know there is nothing more I can do;
It saddens me.
So, I drift off into my own little world again,
Putting my own mask back on.
However, I wonder,
Is my mask the same as theirs?
Do they also cover up the worry they feel for others
And force themselves to go about their own lives?
But even if they don’t,
I reassure myself that they’ll be ok.
I wrote this because many times I watch those around me and I pay great attention to everyone, so I often wonder how their lives are going or if they even care enough about a stranger to say a small prayer for them. Do you even try to really understand why someone is sad, happy, or in need of help? If not then it might be a good time to start thinking of others a bit more. However, the unfortunate side of this is that no matter how much I help I still feel sad because of the fact that there are still so many people out there that need help. I cannot help everyone, but I know that if more people were to know what an impact they could have, then someone that I can’t help would receive that help from someone else. So even if you can’t do much, at least say a little prayer for that stranger that may be in need of some help.