Spending on others is noble

A trait so human and global

 

Yet selfish we do become

Ignoring the sad and glum

 

And then we do shy away

If we have little in our tray

 

Others we can ask to pool in

If our own resources are thin

 

And if we have been kind

To those deaf and blind

 

Never must we brag

Or wave our own flag

 

But reach out to others in pain

And worried for them remain

 

And scold not those who ask

And take not them to task

 

And not stress to them

Favours done to them

 

Generosity let us not flaunt

And give away even in want

 

Searching for those in need

Is humane and kind indeed

 

But remember when we roam

That charity begins at home

(Dr Shehzad Saleem)

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