I thought this could cause some people to smile at a time when we feel so much stress about the state of Our Nation. When I was a child, I looked for coins and found them and used them to feed myself and my sister when we were hungry, which was often. Every little bit of kindness makes a difference to someone. Yu/stan/kema.


We often fail to understand

The things people do.

Found on Pinterest 4-2-16. Found on Pinterest 4-2-16.

We speculate, incriminate,

Make quick judgments too.

I threw coins upon the ground.

Did it with no remorse.

I smiled as I walked away.

I kept a steady course.

Someone came to talk with me.

With anger in his face.

“Pick up that bit of trash,

Don’t leave behind a trace.”

A little boy came down the street

And picked the money up.

He held the coins so tenderly.

He went and bought a cup.

He found a water fountain,

And he filled it to the brim.

He took it to his neighbor

who had just lost a limb.

In a corner of my mind,

I saw another child

Pick up some money

And hold it close awhile.

He went to the  market.

He bought a loaf of bread.

He gave it to some children.

All of…

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