‘Tut, tut’ and His Friend
He saw a bareback child on the footpath
And went “Tut, tut”, but his friend
Gave away to the one thin as a lath,
His own shirt, the one in trend.
He saw a woman scavenging for food
In the rubbish, and went “Tut, tut”.
But his friend gave her from his pocket (expression blued),
A chocolate, perhaps she had a sweet tooth?
He saw a family, apparently lost for shelter,
And went “Tut, tut” but his friend
Took to his home, them and all their welter,
He just couldn’t leave them to fend.
And know this as you sit snug in your mansion,
That “Tut, tut” was Pity and his friend was Compassion.
And while all Pity did was be sorry,
It was his close friend Compassion, that took action.
By: Hira Suman (Class 2016)