Written for: Poets United Midweek Motif~Blessings
Blessing is a gift of bliss, affirmation, hope and inspiration bestowed upon a person.
“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.”— Maya Angelou
Out of work, and now homeless.
He is in shock. In his habit of helping
destitute folks, he never imagined
he would be on the needy end,
curb sitting, clutching a hand-
painted sign. He eyes a Brooks Brothers
suit coming his way. Say, something
seems familiar about this guy.
The suit speaks. You do not know me?
He chuckles. I was you, sitting
on a curb with a similar sign.
You were always kind to me. Now,
it is my turn. I had some luck–
came into some money. Cleaned
myself up, and found a decent
job. Let me help you. Homeless man looks
at him, remembers. Tears roll down
his face. How easy it is to trade