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The yard sale

  The corner of the sign caught my eye
  Yard sale was all is ssaid
  My car was trained on what to do
  As it turned, the speed jerked my head!

  As I rounded the corner of that busy street,
  I could not believe my eyes!
  This was the biggest yard sale I had ever seen;
  It stretched as far as the big blue sky!

  There were clothes, what-nots, toys and curtains,
   Jewelry, an umbrella, and even a car!
  My mind got lost in the moment
  Then I spotted that simple, little jar.

  The  print on the jar read, "Donations Please",
  And a picture of a child was there.
  She had the most beautiful, big blue eyes,
  But, sadly, she had no hair!

  My heart knew what I needed to do,
  Though little money I had.
  I really wanted that umbrella there;
  But, her eyes, they looked Oh so sad.

  So, I emptied my coins into that jar,
  And peace flowed over me!
  God turned my life around that day;
  Through a "YARD SALE" He made me see!

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  1. Date: 9/5/2013 11:23:00 PM
    touching poem Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 6:28:00 PM
    Hi Sherry, this is a nice and sweet win... SKAT

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Good morning Sherry, , congratulations in Nathan's any poem contest... always Linda

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 8:27:00 AM
    Sherry -- Who knows what "treasures" can be found and in what forms. This is a lovely poem and I'm glad it was singled out. Congratulations. Kathy

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 6:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poetry this week Sherry. Love, Carol