Appearances can, on occasion, be believed

July 8, 2012

They say that appearances can be deceiving

but sometimes things are just as they seem

there’s no sleight of hand,

someone says what they mean

there’s no elaborate subterfuge

no desire to exploit or abuse

no wool to pull over others’ eyes

no sting in the tail, no nasty surprise

just a simple desire to inform and inspire

to understand and reach out a hand

and offer a refuge, a safe place to land

’cause all of us know what it is to feel weak

times when we can’t find the right words to speak

all those moments when we can’t express

when we feel way below our best

and even though our friends may be there

it may mean even more for a stranger to care.


J. Coughlan ©2008


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