Whatever You Need, Brother

Tony’s sitting at the laundromat alone,

waiting on his last load of clothes

When another man comes in out of the rain

w/just what’s on his back

shaking off the wet & cold

Tony looks at him, smiles & says:

“Man, how about I help you right now? I’ve got some dry jeans and t-shirts here,

feel free to check them out, take whatever you need, brother

…I’ve got plenty anyhow”

The other man looks at Tony w/thanks, and says:

“you give me hope I’ve got to say,

I thought compassionate people like you

were on the fade these days”

By: J.N.R Dutton

Singing A Different Tune

This is the story of a man,

whose body has betrayed him

He’s been living on a welfare check

& there’s people who shame him

but they don’t really understand

never walked a mile in his shoes

If they had even for a moment,

If they had a clue what he goes through

Just to be able to do

the most basic things

They’d have a little empathy,

they would be

singing a different tune

By:J.N.R Dutton