A simple gesture

In the darkness of the night
A stroke of light
Can make a walk staggering
Take its steps right

In the barren stretch
Of the lonely desert
A drop of water
Can save, a dying soul thirsty

Amidst burning cruelty
Resonate echoes of hate
A kind word spoken
Can heal hearts broken

Be the light
That water
The Word
And that simple gesture
That can make a frowning face smile.

A simple gesture by David Y Okeke
A simple gesture by David Y Okeke

Written by David Y. Okeke

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