Friday, 11 January 2019

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I went out early today 
Just to the corner shop.
To buy some breakfast cereal
That yesterday I forgot.
 
As I turned the corner,
What a sight I saw.
It brought tears to my eyes
Which I didn't like at all.
 
There on the pavement,
Was a young lady , 20years I guess.
Wrapped in a sleeping bag,
Looking quite a mess.
 
She also had a dog with her,
Who was shivering in the cold.
Although he was wearing a doggy coat.
He was hungry and thirsty I was told.
 
I gave the girl some cash
To get herself and dog something hot.
She was a very well spoken lass,
Not rude as the usual lot.
 
When I arrived back home,
In the warmth of my home.
It got me thinking thoughts
About that dog who would love a bone.
 
Thoughts also came 
About how grateful I should be.
I have a roof over my head,
Although at times I feel self pity.
 
I gave that young girl some money,
As I thought of my departed son.
I can't help him anymore ,
But a glimmer of hope had begun.

It don't take much to be kind
As one goes on their way.
I hope young lady and dog.
Has a better, better day:

Yvonne Lewis 11/01/2019:
 

10 comments:

  1. Greetings Yvonne. A well-written piece with nice verses. Well done. It is good to help the homeless, particularly while it's cold. You are a nice, charitable person and I commend you for that. Often when I see the homeless I'm strapped for cash myself! I do appreciate a roof over my head and food in the cupboard. Blessings to your generous-self. Love love, Andrew.

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    1. Thank you Andrew for your comment. It upsets me to see people living rough and at times I don't appreciate what I do have,

      Yvonne.

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  2. sounds like you did a good thing for her. And perspective for you. Indeed so many have it worse. Stay warm

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    1. I hope all is well with her and dog Joanne.
      Thanks for the comment.

      Yvonne.

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  3. That was really nice of you to help her out with some money. I hope she used it wisely.

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    1. I hope so also Alex.
      Enjoy your weekend.

      Yvonne.

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  4. This post was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. You are kind and charitable, Yvonne. I am grateful every day for what I had and for the parents who sacrificed everything to send me to university. Homelessness is a difficult problem in society.

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    1. Thank you Fundy Blue for your comment. I only knew my mother as dad passed away when I was three. Mum was wonderful, paid for me to have piano lessons and was never short of love.
      I thought I taught my three the same values in life but somewhere things have gone wrong, One son not long passed away and the other two offsprings I haven't seen in years or grandchildren.
      Hope your weekend is wonderful and peaceful.
      Yvonne.

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  5. You did a nice thing. I'm sure the young lady appreciated it. You're right - we should count our blessings. Even when things aren't going so well, there are others in worse situations than ours.

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    1. Thank you Sherry for your kind words. The only thing I wish hadn't happened of late is losing a son . one of the worst things that can happen to a mother as you will agree.

      Yvonne.

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