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My Friend, My Angel, My Unsung Hero

My life was falling to pieces, the cracked shards I couldn't glue together.
I was about to crumble and wash away my life in stormy weather.
With a rumble in my belly, to the soup kitchen I went in need.
Looking for a hot meal for me and my baby, the church did feed.
Sitting there at the table, an older man came to sit next to me.
He said, "I recognize you from my neighborhood, I know you see,
Can I sit with you and join you" we shared a meal, a good talk.
I started noticing him when I took my daughter on her walk.
We started to get to know each other, he was a good man.
I learned a lot of good advice, and he became my biggest fan.
He drove us all around the cities, places I've never seen before.
And we talked and talked for hours, and then we'd talk some more.
He kept my sanity when I struggled, and gave me a needed break.
We had the perfect balance to our relationship, a happy give and take.
He plowed my driveway when I was unable, mowed my grass twice.
He did so much for the neighborhood, he sure was giving and nice.
It broke my heart one morning, when I heard the ambulance wail.
To his door, he was on the floor, with a stroke, his body did fail.
Now he is in rehab, and I miss my friend every single day.
I can't wait until he comes back home, so kindness I could repay.
For all those reading this now, just remember angels are here.
And treasure them with every ounce of thankfulness when they appear.

For Contest Unsung Hero



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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 8:38:00 AM

    Oh my if ever there was a winning poem this has to be one... ? It's beautiful and pulls on the heart strings... If true I hope he mends quickly!
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 7:55:00 AM

    - What a beautiful poem, Casarah :) - Enjoy reading this :) - Good luck in the contest! - Hope YOU win !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 7:43:00 AM

    This is beautiful Casarah... I am hoping he will be coming back in your life soon...hugs to both xxx
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 7:26:00 AM

    Awwww....what a lovely write, Cas. Kindness goes a LONG LONG way! This is a lovely entry for the contest. Good luck.