In youth, he searched, (as young men do)
For ease, for wealth, for fame;
But found life hard, and sometimes poor;
(Few people knew his name.)
But with each day, he shared a smile
With ALL he chanced to meet;
A chuckle for his dearest friend,
Or stranger on the street.
In middle-years, with calloused hands
No ease or wealth he'd found;
His name NOT spoken by the throng;
Unchanged, he never frowned,
Still, with each day, he shared a smile,
And tender words he said;
And anyone who came his way,
That soul, with kindness fed.
In later years he wasn't seen
By those who knew his beat;
The concrete walks were no more home
To aged and swollen feet;
But those of us who saw him smile,
And never heard him fuss,
Are richer far, for what he gave;
He gave HIMSELF to us.
Read more articles by Howard L. Pierce or search for articles on the same topic or others.
Read NEWEST ARTICLES by Christian authors
Read MOST READ ARTICLES by Christian authors
Read our most read and highly acclaimed CHALLENGE CONTEST ARTICLES
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.