I soothe your fevered brow if it is wanting,
You read me books to while away the hours,
He feeds you broth and silences the phone calls,
She tempers any tantrums, treats the sores.
We nourish where the need is for the easing,
You speak for me and lighten half the load,
They furnish love by all their actions,
Proving that village has a road.
I pick you up when fortune leaves your bedside,
You listen and you do the same for me,
He cries and smiles, relieves all your misgivings,
She tells you jokes to ease and help you see.
We be there when no other one is looking,
You care with such compassion for my plight,
They stand along beside us, fuel our courage,
Have your back at all we have to fight.
We do this, all as one and all together,
We do this, for that’s what people must,
We do this for our families, this our village,
We do this and prove that love is just.
We do this for each other despite choices,
And pity anyone who doesn’t have a clue,
Of the things that love, in all its hale and ailments,
People do for people, ’cause they do.