This I Believe

Brittany - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Entered on November 15, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30
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Prevailing Easterlies

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.

Appreciate breaths.

Admire the vital, precious

gift of (com)passion and share.