Let Me Show You

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Let Me Show You

Let me show you a hard time

when you can't find a dime.

You think your life sucks-

look around you and find,

good homeless people

struggling hard to survive.

Lost their job at the mill,

now their trying to decide.

Divide up, what little they have,

for their love ones to give.

And explain to them why-

and to learn how to live.

So I took my young son

to the foodbank dowtown,

where there's lots of poor

souls outside hunkering down.

In the cold and the muck,

waiting for the food truck.

Hoping just to receive

some bread and some meat.

A few packages of rice and

maybe some beans.

When my young son saw this,

he realized just what it means.

The look on their faces,

tells a story that sparks,

wells of watery tears

invokes pain in the heart.

Just to reach out and touch

the hand of a wanting soul,

needing love and nourishment

one who's story needs to be told.

As we left, my son's hand,

even tighter I would hold.

The experience fresh

in our eyes and our souls.

 

-M.Jacobs

 

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ginga commented on Let Me Show You

01-01-2011

Certainly a humbling experience for you and your son, yet the food pantries run out and the homeless shelters overflow. The humble and ashamed will not accept help and often opt for the street.An eye opener to read. ginga

danmartyjake1

01/01/2011

I was trying to reach out to my son and in that experience the true gift was the poem that came to me and the understanding of how blessed we truly are and that humility and conviction to reach out to others in need. The compassion and acceptance that the world needs to gravitate towards to build a better world. Thanks. ;-)

Marsink commented on Let Me Show You

12-28-2010

A fine tribute to our need to be softenend and to compassion for those who Really Hurt. I like the employment of participation of your child in the poem and the result of empathy. God bless you!

danmartyjake1

01/01/2011

Mars, I have been preoccupied with randomly expressing the harsh realities and experiencing them with my child , so that He does'nt become hardened and aloof to these unfortunate situations. Hopefully, his heart will always be open as a result.

StandingBear commented on Let Me Show You

12-13-2010

A finely written poem expressing truth of our times. You've shown your son a valuable lesson he'll never forget. Great write! Bear

danmartyjake1

12/14/2010

Thanks Bear, it means a lot that poets appreciate this content, too.

knight4696 commented on Let Me Show You

12-11-2010

Marion .. This is such a touching poem .. so fitting for the holiday season .. a time for love, caring and sharing. It is nice to hear that you brought your son to the food bank to let him see how fortunate he is. It instills humanity and the gift of giving. Great write once again my friend! :) Ken

danmartyjake1

12/12/2010

Many thanks- I appreciate it so much what you said. Many Blessings!

stefy commented on Let Me Show You

12-11-2010

The poem is wonderful......so heartfelt.....the message is so strong....Thanks for sharing:)

danmartyjake1

12/12/2010

Thanks for sending your thoughts over... Bless You!

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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