Strangers’ Faces (poem)

I bumped into a stranger on the street

A man a voice on Sundays he’s a choir

And for the lonely elderly a treat

But here he’s just a face amid the mire

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I turned and into woman I then brushed

A shelter’s kitchen was her destiny

Where her sweet smile would warm those life had crushed

Were those the hands now reaching out toward me

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I struck a fellow as I neared the ground

He gives his time to aid our troubled youth

To help them turn tortured past around

But now he’s here to brace me from my truth

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Among the strangers’ faces in the crowd

Are neighbors making reasons to be proud

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Gypsy Rose Lee 12 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Kindness can go a long, long way.


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MsDora 12 months ago from The Caribbean

Beautiful, well-deserved, well done tribute to these angels. God bless them everywhere.


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Michael-Milec 12 months ago

They live among us we live among them, called by the King of kings - the light of the world and the salt of the earth...


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bravewarrior 12 months ago from Central Florida

Awesome poem. Martin! Simply wonderful.

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