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Tell Me Why
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By Louis Gander
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Tell Me Why

The lady... she was weeping.

It saddened me to see -

that she was drawn within herself

and just as sad as me.


I asked if she was hungry.

I asked if she was late.

I asked her if she had a home.

I asked her if she ate.


She shook her head at each of these

short questions that I asked.

I knew I had to help her though.

I knew this was my task.


I also knew I had no cash -

and all this made me sad.

For I was just as homeless too.

I lost the job I had.


To find a place for her to live

and put food on her shelf -

how could I do just one small thing -

when I can't help myself?


All I could do was wish her well.

I had no more to say.

My stomach soured as I wept 

as I had walked away.


Some children laughed and giggled

with mother from a store.

Ignored, the old and lonely ones

my heart still bleeds out for.


And then I prayed.  Oh, how I prayed -

that time would hasten by.

It hurts the most at Christmas time.

Please, someone, tell me why.


©2013 louis gander ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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Submitted: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, December 7, 2013

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.

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