Helping Hands, 5 Short Poems

The world needs more helping hands. And you never know when it is that you may need a helping hand. Things can change in a split second, things that out of our control.

Many hands make light work is a saying my Grandmother use to quote to us. And how true that is. We hope these poems encourage you to lend a helping hand and also accept a helping hand!


  1. Small Things
    by Richard Monckton Milnes


    A sense of an earnest will
    To help the lowly-living
    And a terrible heart-thrill
    If you have no power of giving:
    An arm of aid to the weak,
    A friendly hand to the friendless,
    Kind words, so short to speak,
    But whose echo is endless:
    The world is wide -these things are small,
    They may be nothing, but they are all!


  2. We sometimes do not realize the impact we have on others by doing these small acts. Don't ever let an action be stopped because you think you can only do a little - a little to you may be huge to others!


  3. Something You Can Do
    by Everett Wentworth Hill


    There must be something you can do
    To ease the burden of the day,
    For someone who has lost his faith
    In self, and cannot find his way.

    One little deed, one thought, one act,
    Will bring reward to you when aid
    Is given to someone who strays
    Along life's path, alone, afraid.

    You might have been that one who lost
    His faith, and failed to understand,
    And needed friends to urge you on.
    Think well, then offer him your hand.



  4. Given To Me
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer 2020


    A helping hand was given to me
    At a time when I felt I couldn't see
    I felt so down and so alone
    What would happen next was unknown.

    I felt the world was against me
    But out of the blue, a helping hand was offered to me
    I felt like an angel had been sent
    Helping me to a great extent.

    It was hard to accept but no choice I had
    And when I accepted it wasn't so bad
    At that time I vowed I would help others like me
    Because of the help I got, it set me free.

    So if you need a helping hand
    Don't let your pride take over, just understand
    We should all help each other
    Because in the end, we are all sisters and brothers.



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  6. Receiving Help
    Poet: Julie Hebert, 2011


    Inspiration is all around us, yes this is true,
    It just takes some looking around.
    If you find something helpful to give you a hand,
    Allow it to assist you, hands down!

    Receiving and giving come hand in hand,
    And to receive is nothing to knockdown.
    By not allowing someone to help bring you up,
    Is helping to keep you way down.

    So don’t worry about taking without giving,
    Just be grateful for all the help you have now.
    When you start cruising in the good life you dreamed of,
    You then can start giving back as you’ve vowed.

    A helpful hand is a lesson in sharing
    And if you have the means why not play your part.
    Those who refuse your help are foolish,
    As we all know appreciating the helpful hand is just smart.


  7. There is a saying that goes like this, "What you give, you get." Often times in life we do not want to accept help when we need it. Yet, we often find ourselves helping others.

    Our opinion is that life is about helping each other - giving helping hands - receiving helping hands; the Poet's words express exactly that. Take the assistance when you need it, and someday you will assist someone and payment will be made. It is sort of like the pass it on theory. You do good for someone else, and they, in turn, do good for others - what a wonderful world this would be it we all live like this!



    what you give you get


  8. Helping Others
    Poet: Kate Summers, 2011


    Too often the world is full only about me
    Others need help and if only I would be
    More generous and caring for others
    Realizing at the end of the day we are all brothers.

    We all have time to help another
    Rather than looking the other way and taking cover.
    It may be money, it may be time
    It all helps if only a dime.

    There is such a need in this world today
    To lend a helping hand is certainly a way
    We could give back instead of being greedy
    The world is full of people who are needy.

    Many times it is not their fault
    Where they live is under assault
    And you never know when the day will come
    When you will need a helping hand and some.

    So while the times are good for you
    Consider others in all you do
    Open your eyes and lend a helping hand
    There is much we can do, and so much demand.

    You will find blessings come back to you
    And feelings of thankfulness will be true.
    You will impact the lives of others in a way
    That you may not realize, please help today.


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