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Below is the poem entitled THE YARD SALE which was written by poet sherry smith. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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   The corner of the sign caught my eye,
"YARD SALE" was all it read.
My car was trained on what to do,
As it turned it 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,
An umbrella and even a car!
My mind was lost in the moment.
Then I spotted that simple, little jar.
   The sign 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 looked oh so sad.
   So, I emptied my change into that jar,
And peace flowed over me.
God turned my life around that day;
Through a "YARD SALE", He made me see.

Copyright © sherry smith

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  1. Date: 5/9/2013 12:12:00 PM
    Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 2:23:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 9:58:00 PM
    Congratulations SHERRY :-) thanks for taking your time entering my contest. Goodnight~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:57:00 AM
    The simplest of messages usually contain the deepest of awakenings. Reading between the lines...nice job!