When you meet someone along the way
Who has become burdened by the day
Do you take the time to stop and say
I want to be here for you, if I may
Do you close your eyes whenever you see
Another person enduring some misery
Or do you dig deep inside your heart
And offer to stay until hurts depart
Are you afraid that you might really care
Afraid what others might think if you're there
Helping another whom others might hate
Will stopping make you just a little too late?
What holds you back from becoming the one
Who carries some hope where there is none
What makes you stop and hesitate
Why not be that hope before it's too late?