I was striding out
I had to make it to the office you see,
I looked straight ahead
and there I saw
a Big Issue seller and what was more
so many people
ignored where he stood,
he might have well been a block of wood
for all the notice
that they took
not even sparing him a second look.
So I stopped still
chatted a little while
handed the money over with a smile.
It doesn’t take much
to lift someone’s day
“There but for the grace of God” is what I say.
LadyP © 2011