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Homeless Prophet

As I walk to work each morning,
I pass a homeless man on the street.
He's always singing and tapping
his cold shoeless feet.

He smiles and he waves as I pass him by.
I throw my hand up ask myself "why"?
How is it this man's sad lonely life,
that's probably been filled with heartache and strife
can sit and smile every single day.
As without a care in the world
and always say, "hey".

For here I am a self-made man
who can buy anything I choose in this land.
Yet I can't seem to find this man's joy,
Like a kid at Christmas with a brand new toy.
So I must find this secret whatever it may be.
I know that I'll love it,
It's just the thing for me.

So one day I stop and I ask this old man,
what seems to be your secret sir
to always waving your hand?
To always smiling and laughing as people walk by,
but you always look at us like you're wanting to cry.
So I'm begging you sir, please!
How can I start?
He smiled and said it's easy friend,
just give God your heart.

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  1. Date: 9/18/2012 7:25:00 AM
    You got it my dear one, you got, it's all about the heart and where we place it, love and light vie thank you for stopping by Dustin, xxx

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 8:34:00 PM
    This poem is so beautiful it touches my heart. For I know once a person surrenders their heart to God they will have a never ending peace and joy Patricia= Simmplissity

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 7:55:00 PM
    DUSTIN, congratulations with your featured poem of the week. :-) Always~PD

    Self Avatar Dustin Self
    Date: 8/26/2012 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you!
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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 5:33:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Dustin. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol 08/21/2012

    Self Avatar Dustin Self
    Date: 8/21/2012 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the nice message. I really enjoy this website and who knows I might learn how to write one day. Ha! You have a wonderful day