Dec 21, 2009

Tossed Coins

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I walked by a homeless man today

sitting in the street.

He was covered in pain and despair,

as he asked me if i had change to spare.

I tossed some coins into his hat

and started to walk away,

when a feeling came over me,

and i decided to stay.

He said most people look away

as they shuffle down the street,

too busy to reach out to someone

who just wants to eat.

I said to this man,

if i have change to spare

then i always do,

because there but for

the grace of God,

go the likes of me and you.

So lets all think of our fellow man

this holiday season,

toss them a few coins,

and remember,

God put us all here,

for a reason.

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  1. We should never forget people who are suffering at this time of year. Lovely post Dave.

  2. Take care! Have a wonderful holiday!

  3. I've worked in Chritmas shelter's for the homeless. Many of the volunteers were there because although they had a place to live, they lacked a 'home' or a family. Pangs of loneliness are sharpened by the cold and surrounding seasonal cheer.

    For anyone trying to stay clean, sober and out of debt, it's a trialling time.

    Thank you for your words.

    Merry christmas, Much Love,


  4. Merry Christmas to you. I wish you God's richest blessings

    Liquid & Tunsie