Sunday, 23 June 2013

scruffy gentleman

you sat there
in front of your board
on it
written in scruffy handwriting
'anything will do'
 a hug, or even a smile;
he taught us, hundreds of years ago 
this is charity
and so I smiled 
and you smiled back 
slightly taken aback
 -by an alien emotion-
but it wasn't enough
I didn't feel 
like it was enough
so I rummaged
so I retrieved 
so I gave 
to you
scruffy gentleman
keep your spirit true