Give a drop of water
To him who withers on the vine.
Give a drop of kindness
To him who isn’t kind.
For he who really needs love
Is crying deep within.
He hasn’t enough to sustain himself,
So help him to begin.
The first step is smiling
At the one who scowls at you.
His poor soul is so lonely
He has nothing else to do.
So smile at the heart in trouble,
And show him someone cares.
The memory will last inside him
And will ease the sorrow he bears.
And in the years that follow
He’ll remember the nameless face,
Of one who reached a hand out
And steadied him place.
Perhaps he’ll even extend his hand
To another despairing soul,
Who’ll remember yet in other years
When he has reached his goal.