White teeth against brown skin
Innocent eyes of the beggar children,
wide and desperate
Their gratitude for clean water
is a slap in the face.
Their smile hides their poverty
but reveals a celebration.
Easternize yourself- this I believe
could change a life.
Admire the vital, precious
gift of (com)passion and share.
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