Trying to balance life, work, family and your own needs causes us to sometimes be oblivious to those around us. This poem reflects one of those times for me.
I walked out of church this morning
The cold wind on my eyes, stinging.
I saw him there down on his knees,
“A dime for me sir, if you please?”
I had money and change to spare
But all I did was blankly stare.
He shifted on his bended knee,
Waiting, hoping, looking to me.
I glanced down at this broken man
Frozen tears he wiped with his hand.
His eyes did pierce my heart and soul
Something about him I should know.
In the comfort of my own home
I thought of him, cold, alone.
I did then pray down on my knees
Jesus would you forgive me please?
I walked right by you today….
Richard Brashear II