Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Least of These--By Lanette Kissel--United States

The Least of These

Can we manage to feel concern and compassion
for those we meet on any given day,
those who are trying to roll with life’s punches,
the forgotten lambs who have wandered astray?

Some people practice wearing a brave façade
while on the inside they are falling apart.
Can we show concern for what happens to them?
Can we offer them a piece of our heart?

Our Jesus consorted with the diseased and destitute,
the ones society was afraid to touch,
the overlooked, the ostracized, the outcasts,
the ones who needed His kindness so much.

We can attempt to make a difference.
If it’s our Lord we are hoping to please,
we can search out the hurting and lonely.
We can do it for the least of these.

(Previously published in The Pink Chameleon Issue 13, July 2012)

Lanette Kissel lives in southern Indiana with her adopted Yorkie-Poo, Benjy. She enjoys writing Inspirational poetry, essays, articles, and some secular fiction. Her work has been published in small print publications and in online magazines. Some of her fiction has been published as e-books at Red Rose Publishing.


  1. Lanette, you are so right. We get so busy in our days that sometimes we don't "see"...... thanks for the great reminder. Sheri

    1. Sheri, Thanks for the kind comment. We do get so busy in our lives that we need occasional reminders.

  2. Your rhyme is so pleasant, and your message is so beautiful, I loved this one!

    1. Rusty,

      Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm glad you liked the poem.

  3. Very nice, Lanette. Very, very nice. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (