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The Bag Lady
by Gina Fifo
03/23/10
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As old bag lady I passed on the street;
she wore tattered clothes and rags on her feet.
Briefly our eyes met, and what did I see?
A heart sad and lonely was gazing at me.

So many scorned her and passed by the way,
but I felt a nudge that insisted I stay.
I sat down, smiled, and gave her a nod;
she said, "Gee you're nice, do you know my friend, God?

Her words made me smile. I said, "Yes, I do."
Softly she whispered, "Then you're my friend, too."
Her wide toothless grin to laughter gave way;
her blue eyes held hope for a happier day.

We sat side by side, and shared some chit-chat . . .
just me and old Flo, in her floppy red hat.
We fed the birds, stale bread and popped corn;
then from her purse came a Bible, well-worn.

Smiling, Flo said, "I've a beautiful home . . .
it's a mansion above, near God's heavenly throne."
My eyes grew misty and my heart went out
to this poor sweet soul who just wanders about.

I wanted to help, but she didn't want any;
I offered her money, she took not a penny.
"How 'bout a good meal?" I asked so sincere;
Flo patted my hand, "I'm not hungry, dear."

My new friend and I strolled on down the street;
an old crippled beggar we happened to meet.
"Wait just a minute," said Flo with a grin;
she took out a coin and gave it to him.

She who had little gave all that she had,
and I could see that it made her heart glad.
My pity turned into pure admiration -
Flo was God's servant, with true dedication.

As the day ended and the sun went down,
a flock of street people gathered around.
Young and old alike, a dozen or more,
each of them ragged, homeless and poor.

Hand in hand, they stood by the way;
I listened in awe as Flo started to pray.
She counted blessings and spoke words of praise,
and asked for God's care through all of their days.

Humbly I watched each person depart,
struck by the faith that each held in their heart.
As Flo and I parted, I thanked God above
for an old bag lady . . .
who taught me his love.


1998
Gina Fifo



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Sunny Loomis  26 Mar 2010
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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom  26 Mar 2010
This is so beautiful. The meter and rhyme is perfect. The message touched my heart and left tears in my eyes and a wonderful example of a true caring person. Love that Flo.
Lisa Thomas 23 Mar 2010
Brilliant! You are an exceptional writer this poem needs to be published IMMEDIATELY! Thank you my beautiful sister in Christ for sharing an awesome gift with us...what a treasure to make our Lord and Savior smile...beautiful




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