I’m the one who didn’t go
to places far and wide below
To see the world and help the poor
I never went out through that door.
I watched my friends go, one by one
and stayed behind till they were gone
And though I dreamed I’d see to world
I never saw my sail unfurled.
Instead I stayed though I desired
more than all of them to soar...
But home, I know, needs people too
I helped the others forgot to -
People here in desperate need
So many hungry souls to feed...
So don’t go running out your door
to distant lands you could explore
Help first the hungry and the poor
who may be living right next door -
Until I stayed I never knew
how much a simple smile can do.