David Harris

Gold Star - 4,611 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

A Helping Hand - Poem by David Harris

In the distance a lonely bell,
tolls a solemn beat,
for a weary stranger,
who has lost a foothold,
on life’s road that’s steep,
but with a helping hand,
he can get up to his feet again.

Whenever we feel troubled by life’s many toils,
and feel we have been beaten
beyond anyone’s repair,
exhausted by circumstances,
over which we have no control,
but know that with a helping hand
we could make another stand.

Therefore, on our life’s journey,
if we chance to meet a weary stranger
who could use a helping hand,
let us hold out ours,
to give him the strength to carry on.
In doing this kind deed,
he may return the favour in our time of need.


Comments about A Helping Hand by David Harris

  • (9/8/2007 2:35:00 AM)

    A twenty first century parable told with gentleness and truth. Wise words from a wise man. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

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  • Melvina Germain (9/5/2007 1:12:00 AM)

    I agree with my friend Shelley, it is so important to give a helping hand whenever possible. It's good for them and good for you, so everything you say in this lovely poem is absolutely true David. Excellent once again and of course worthy of a (10) .--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2007 11:41:00 AM)

    Great lesson taught in this poem on how important it is to be there for others.Simplicity, beauty and truth in your words David! ! I enjoyed this read very much and I thank you so much for sharing!
    Hope your doing well..........Have aGreat1!
    As one of my favorite lyrics to a song says...'Were here to Love.........'
    Top of the line poem.......
    =Shelley=
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  • (9/1/2007 4:10:00 AM)

    Simple Lesson of life, give love and you will get so much back in return...10 (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2007 11:48:00 PM)

    Beauty in the truth of your words!
    More need to reach out!
    Blessings,
    Theo
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  • (8/31/2007 8:32:00 PM)

    you've reach out so many hands....and they are coming back to you...so true are your words too (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2007 7:13:00 PM)

    Solem and true the tune of the
    soul
    hand held out in time of need
    with out said such of no worth
    rings out
    muchless be called a human being.
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  • (8/31/2007 5:38:00 PM)

    Perhaps you majored in Psychology and know how down trodden one can be at times and perhaps that one, just one smile or hand as you say, could save them.
    So very well written and ever so true. Now, perhaps you could solve world peace or at least peace here.~~~~marci.xo~~~ :)
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  • (8/31/2007 5:13:00 PM)

    This is something very special David, something that I hope many will read and take heed
    Love duncan X
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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 31, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 4, 2011


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