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That Boy

When you came  
You came alone 
That boy who followed 
We did not know 

His shirt was dirty 
And with pants torn 
He needed to eat 
Fed him pork and some corn 

He didn't belong 
Sent him on his way 
When we woke 
He was there to say 

"Take care of me 
And we will show 
The gift of God 
Love to be bestowed" 

We turned our heads 
We laughed away 
But we felt sorry 
And told the boy, "okay" 

Come on in 
We will help you 
But don't steal 
That's the rule 

He did what he was told 
Acted like a saint 
Never did he worry 
Never came a complaint 

With us for 10 years 
Loved him like our son 
It was time for him to leave 
His 'journey' had just begun 

Five years after 
My husband had cancer 
Doctors gave no hope  
But the boy had the answer 

"You showed me love 
Even if you didn't believe 
I'll tell God to hold him 
And let this man be" 

2 days after, then it happened 
He opened his eyes 
Doctors could not believe 
To all it was a surprise 

But then my husband said 
"He came to me when I was asleep, 
He said my father dear 
You shall not weep" 

"you will complete your journey 
Live it with you wife 
You gave me your love 
I am giving you your life"

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