Unknown Joes


i’ve known a few Joes
lemme think, there’s the guy
gess he may be gone by now
said he wuz askin th’ Lord
for a few thousand bucks
so’s he could buy a house
that’s all he wanted
sum place to call home

then another Joe guy
always lookin’ for peace
total broken sorrows
life swallowed him up
said he liked the story
Jesus told bout a poor man
who ended up in paradise

and another unknown Joe
in a glassed-in bus shelter
on display, stretched out
steely bench, city-heated
gess it wuz heaven on earth
his big hands folded neatly
like in sum kinda prayer
he ax’d for 50 cents
glad someone gave him $5
but it coulda been $5000
that Joe needed ever’thing

all’s i know is these Joes
keep showin up
reminds me

‘be thankful more’

seems a good plan


© 2015 S.Michaels
Brown Paper Bag

image: 10wallpaper.com

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