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Charity

A little boy came up to me,
And ask " How can I help.?"
He had no shoes and worn out clothes,
But a smile upon his face.
 
"I only have a dime " said he,
"But you're welcome to it all.
If it will help some child,
Who is worse off than I" 
 
A line it formed as he stood there,
But I offered him a bar.
"No thank you ma'am" he said to me,
I don't take anything for free".
 
"I'm here to help your worthy cause
And not for myself this time."
How unselfish that little boy was
As tears formed in my eyes.
 
Suddenly the long, long line
Had tears in all their eyes.
Willing to help my worthwhile cause
Because of the boy who gave his dime.
 
 
 
 
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Poetry.com 3.9 out of 5 based on 7 votes.
Siddhartha Banerji More than 1 year ago
Little light at the end of tunnel makes life easier to live.
Prafulla More than 1 year ago
I'm touched by this little boy
Deepak Kumar Pattanayak More than 1 year ago
Nice thought...........
Geni Kelepouris More than 1 year ago
Its a beautiful tale.
Carlye Owens More than 1 year ago
Good storyline. Some typos. Would like another verse of introduction, who is your narrator? Great start.
Stanley Grimes More than 1 year ago
the impact of one on the many.
Mona Ali More than 1 year ago
this is a story rather than a poem !
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