Poem: Ethree – “Helpers”

Thanks to The Daily Post for the word prompt help.






Try to

Be of help,

Sometimes we are,

A hindrance,

But I was told once that,

If we’re able to give our aid,

We shouldn’t hesitate to, 

Do only what we are commanded,

Love your neighbour as yourself; help them out! 

But not everyone acts to help us,

Some would rather see us fail — bleed,

People aren’t always nice in life,

At times they send us tumbling,

Sometimes we fall down far,

But in the worst

Look, true —




©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.


11 thoughts on “Poem: Ethree – “Helpers”

  1. Joana Salazar March 25, 2016 / 3:27 am

    Yeah some people act nice and all, pretend that they want to help us but in reality wants to see us crash and fall.

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  2. Priceless Joy March 25, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Wonderful quote. That is so true. “Look for the helpers.” There are always people that want to help. That’s a good way to look at life especially when bad things happen.

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    • mandibelle16 March 25, 2016 / 5:04 pm

      Thanks for your thoughts PJ. I came across on the quote on Facebook after the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon. Makes you think even though there are always people working against us, there are always people looking to help in a good way too.


      • Priceless Joy March 25, 2016 / 5:20 pm

        That is so true Mandi, and we need to focus on the good, not the bad.

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  3. Jenn March 25, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Mr. Rodgers! I love that quote. It’s so true. No matter how bad things are, there are always helpers.

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  4. jacquelineobyikocha March 25, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    It’s actually saddening when we think that there are really people whose hearts are darkened with ill thoughts for others. That’s just horrible.
    Lovely poem Mandi. There are true helpers and God will always lead us to the right ones if we ever need them.

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  5. clcouch123 March 28, 2016 / 3:01 am


    I happen to be in the land of Mister Rogers. His hometown and from where his episodes were broadcast. You found a terrific quotation to share. Even better (I think Fred Rogers would agree) is your verse treatment of the choice to help. It’s true that “not everyone acts to help.” “We shouldn’t hesitate to,” though, is truer. Thanks, Mandi!

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    • mandibelle16 March 28, 2016 / 3:40 am

      Thanks Christopher. Very neat you share a home town with the late Fred Rogers 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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