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40 BROWN BAGS

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40 BROWN BAGS

 40 Brown bags
Containing
Bottled water
Fruit juice 
Granola bar
 Bag of crackers
 Bag of pretzels
1 Baloney, Turkey or Ham sandwich.
Sunday after Thanksgiving
18 year old son decides
To feed the poor.
First he drove to Costco, 
Then prepped it all.
I decided to help
Stuffing
 Each bag. 
Asked if I could come along
Afraid he would get mobbed,
 “40 brown bags aren’t enough
 Downtown Miami home’s many homeless”…
…He was determined.
We arrived,
The poor came out of nowhere
Everywhere, all colors, races… all hungry.
One bag for each, 
Some asked for more.
“Are you with someone?”
 “No but I’ll eat them both”.
 40 brown bags vanished quickly, 
Not the poor.
Many left empty handed
 Full of nothing
We promised to come back,
In the name of the Lord.

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