Homeless Man

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you."
-John 14:27

Submitted: April 07, 2008

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Submitted: April 07, 2008

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Sad eyes stare at me,
An empty soul, crying to be set free!
Words he says are jumbled up,
They don't make any sense, not even to me.
 
The pour, old homeless man,
Sits on the park bench, awaiting for his death,
Or for something else!
 
I bow my head, and send a prayer up to Him—
 
"Please God! Help this homeless man.
Help him find his way home."
 
Another day has come,
I ride the city bus.
 
Busy streets,
But not many people,
Yet I see—
 
The image of the homeless man,
Catches my attention…
 
He lifts up his hands,
Sings a praise to Him,
 
"Thank you God, for all you've done," He says.
 
He stares up at me, as the bus passes by,
A smile caresses his face at last!
 
The pour old homeless man,
Sits on the park bench, awaiting his death,
Or for something else!
I bow my head, send a prayer to Him.
 
"Please help this homeless man, find his way home."
 
I walk to the other side of town,
Just to see him, the next day, but I know…
 
 
He is no longer on the park bench,
Because of what happened the day after tomorrow,
The day every thing changed….
 
Tuesday…
 
A gun shot can be heard.
Where is it coming from?
A man in black passes me.
 
I run, heart pounding, head throbbing...
"Brace yourself, it's him," a voice says.
 
The pour old homeless man, no longer on the park bench,
Doesn't wait any longer for his death!
 
No longer, will I see sad eyes!
No longer, will there be an empty soul, for it is free!
 
His words,
Will always make sense even to me,
"He, my father, saved me."


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