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Panhandlers Lament

HENRY CYR


A Panhandler’s Lament

The saddest thing I heard today
Was a father talking to his son
“How can you make money if you give it away”
As he talked about the bum

I could see unconditional love and care being taken from the boy.
The young man wanted to give and share willing to give away his toy
My father was a giving man as he still is today
You are rich if you have nothing he said
If you gave it all away

I learned another piece of wisdom
How the negative things have begun
It starts right from the teachings
of the father to the son