Advocacy, Family, Love, Poetry

the old man and the little boy

This seemingly anonymous piece, which I stumbled upon quite by accident, brought me to tears.

It’s a shame how we treat the most vulnerable in our world. On the other hand, each and every one of us can make a difference and create positive change through what we do, how we behave, and what we say.

Speak out. Take action. Create change.

the old man and the little boy


“sometimes i drop my spoon,” the little boy said

“i do that too,” the old man replied.

“i wet my pants,” the little boy whispered.

“so do i,” laughed the old man.

“sometimes i cry,” the little boy said. his voice cracking a bit.

the old man nodded. “me too.”

“worst of all,” the boy said, looking up at the old man, “grown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”

he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand on his own.

“i know what you mean,” said the old man.

Note: I tweaked the piece I found with the above result. if you know the name of the author of the original piece, please contact me so I can give them proper credit.

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