ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Hobo

Updated on July 24, 2016
Source

The Hobo

He looked so worn out and wrinkled old

He wanders from town to town so I am told

A hobo is he, a loner you could say

He catches my interest in some fascinating way

I watch him as I sit at a table outside a restaurant

He looks happy; a life fulfilled not having a single want

As he walks toward a beggar sitting on a mat

I wonder what this hobo will do, will he stop to chat?

What? Do my eyes deceive me, can what I see be true?

The bum reaches in his pocket and gives him his change and says “May God bless you”

The beggar looks up with a great big smile

He says “May God be with you every mile”

The hobo gently touches the man on the cheek

Not a word is spoken, neither needs to speak

Well, before my very eyes a miracle I did see

The hobo's clothes turned a pure white, the beggar jumped up and shouts out with glee

An angel the hobo most certainly must be

He then spoke and said, “Take up your mat and come follow me”

So the two wandered off on a mission ordained by God that very day

They traveled from town to town ministering to those who have gone astray


Thomas H. Czech

November 17, 2009

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • thomasczech profile imageAUTHOR

      thomasczech 

      23 months ago from Canada

      We had a guy who walked from place to place in my community. He was nicknamed "Flying Phil". Great guy. No-one knew much about him. But he was the friendliest guy on our island and was loved by all.

    • Gina Welds-Hulse profile image

      Gina Welds Hulse 

      23 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

      Powerful read! I think we do have a hobo living in my community. I've been told he is actually quite wealthy, but chooses to move from community to community. Most people refer to him as the rich, homeless guy. He stays in one area for a few days. Then he may be spotted in another community miles away. We always wondered how he got around, but it looks like he just walks.

      "An angel the hobo most certainly must be." I have had my own experiences with angels, and actually started a painting yesterday based on one of those experiences.

    • thomasczech profile imageAUTHOR

      thomasczech 

      24 months ago from Canada

      That's awesome. Thanks for sharing. From my understanding, a hobo is a person who travels from place to place, some take up odd jobs for food. A beggar generally stays in one community (sometimes moves to another if he has to) and he begs for money or food. Now those interpretations are from many decades ago since we really do not have hobo's anymore, per se.

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      24 months ago from southern USA

      Interesting read. I've actually been a witness to this type of similar scenario while serving the homeless in my personal ministry, except I am not a hobo, and have written about it. I've wondered about the difference between a hobo and a beggar.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)