Thin excuses and tin cups by Debra Webb Roberts

I have showed you all things, how that so labouring you should support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how  HE said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. – The Apostle Paul as quoted in  (The) Acts  (of the Apostles )  20:35 

~~~~~
a coin for my tin cup, my friend?
Sop for my bowl
thin broth and fluid faith
equally thinning by the day

hope is a coat upon my back
the cape you left behind
ragged around the edges
while you kept your distance
threadbare intent

and i see you
hovering on the corner
sizing up options

thank you
for this one act,
my friend

a word of cheer,
a smile, and i am warmed
a little on the inside,
belly only slightly filled
but this heart
goes singing into the rain

(c) Debra Roberts 11142013

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