When you ask:
“How is John?”
How about
You go and visit, brighten his day.

When you ask for help,
How about
You remember how you didn’t help me.

You know I’ll help
Despite
All the water
That has gone under the bridge.

I’ll re-arrange
The life
I’m trying 
So hard to re-build.

I try every day
To forget
How you didn’t help my children
Who so badly needed their family.

I’ll use my meagre resources
To ensure that you do not feel
The sense of abandonment
That I felt.

All I ask is
That you remember the good turn
And pay it forward.

And visit John.
He needs it.