Who is my neighbour?
Is it the one that lives next to me,
That is near me day by day?
Certainly not; the world is much larger than my clan
Who is my brother?
Who is my sister?
Is it the one that shares my surname?
Certainly not; the world is much larger than my family.
My neighbours abound,
In the wide world around;
My siblings are all around
In the wide, wide world.
That boy in need
That girl in need of succour
That fellow crying for love
That is my sibling; that is my neighbour.
That elderly bent grandma,
Unable to cross the road,
That is your neighbour
A hand from you will see her through.
That poor mate of yours,
Attending school on empty tummy
That is your neighbour,
Your shared snack will lift her soul.