The Nothing People


They do not lie;
they just neglect to tell the truth.
They do not take;
they simply cannot bring themselves to give.
They will not rock the boat;
but did you ever see them pull an oar?
They do not hurt you;
they merely will not help you.
They do not hate you;
they merely cannot love you.
They will not burn you;
they’ll only fiddle while you burn.
They are the nothing people;
the sins of omission folk.
So give me every time an
honest sinner, or even a Saint.
But protect me from the
Nothing people.


The illustration is © Genialbaron | View Portfolio  via Shutterstock

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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