Word-High July: Marahuyo



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Enchanted by your benevolence
The richest poor man

Babies, children, orphans
You dedicated your entire lifespan

An angel of mercy across the globe
In natural disasters you personally strode

The humblest demeanor, the simplest  attire
Your wise words we yearn to acquire

Today you leave us at eighty-eight
Up high in heaven, surely your fate

For Word-High July

Dedicated to the greatest humanitarian and social worker, Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi (1928-2016). 

He spent 60 years of his life helping the helpless with no salary of his own. Before he died, he asked to be buried in his same attire (he only kept 2 pairs of clothes for himself) and to donate his organs (his eyes have now been donated). He started off with one ambulance and now The Edhi Foundation is in the Guinness World Book for the World’s Largest Ambulance Service. He was given the honour of a state funeral and was laid to rest in a grave he’d dug himself. He’s been given a series of awards, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award (Philippines) & Bazlan Prize (Italy). He was also nominated for the Nobel. 


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10 Responses to Word-High July: Marahuyo

  1. lorigreer says:

    His actions are inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Such a beautiful tribute. Sad to lose such influential and caring people.

  3. rosemawrites says:

    oh my!! what a great ode for a great man! ❤

  4. maria says:

    Awwe. So happy to be reading this. It was indeed a loss when the world lost such a great man like Edhi. His genuine compassion and selfless love is truly amazing and heartwarming. ❤️

    This is beautiful, S. I am sure he is smiling at you, proud.

    • swritings says:

      Thank you so much Maria! Yes, it’s always so amazing to have such selfless people in your midst and losing them is always really sad. But we hope to keep his message alive by following his devotion to humanity! Thanks again! 🙂

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