A Modern Day Good Samaritan

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A Modern Day Good Samaritan

A certain beautiful little girl was standing
In a Midtown Manhattan CVS store
Where crowds had gathered to shop late in evening
She was of Oriental descent standing there;

I saw her, admired her sweetness and let her be
I just stood near her side such a small child she was;
And likewise there were other people on each side
The eyes fell on her with lack of concern or cause.

But a certain black lady who was on a journey
Came upon her, and when she saw her was alarmed,
“Where is her mother?” “Who is her mother?” she yelled;
The mother came up and took the child in her arms.

I ask, “Which of these three do you think proved to be
A neighbor to the child quietly lost in the store?”
The woman who knew New York City and dangers,
This woman showed concern and mercy toward her;

And our loving Jesus said, “Go and do the same.”
Scores of people pushed forward through the exit door.
I thanked the immaculate black lady who saw
The need that I, a mere stranger in town, ignored                           


Luke 10:30-37
Paraphrased

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 8/10/2017 2:18:00 PM
Being a mother of four...I have done the same. I cannot abide people who don't watch over the precious lives of their children in this world of danger by predators. You just can't be trustful and it is sad. I never let go of my 5 year old granddaughters hand when in a crowded place, or let her out of my sight. It is a responsibility I take very seriously. My daughter is the same. A great poem! Congratulations on having it featured! : )
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