i was an athlete who could run like the wind. i obtained a baseball scholarship to attend college where i obtained a degree in industrial distribution. i did the same things you did in college.i fell in love just as you did many years ago. my wedding day was probably much like yours. full of joy, family, friends and celebration over a new life just beginning. i witnessed the birth of my children. i held out my hands and god handed me my child as i looked in wonder at this precious human being that was part of me. i was the first to hold her, the first to kiss her soft, tiny cheek and the first to tell her that i loved her. i built my first house with my own hands from the ground up. my children were raised in that house and it still stands proud and strong and inviting. i have ridden horses across open fields on bright blue days. i have walked in the woods and smelled the scent of nature all around me. i have watched as deer strolled close to me in those woods and rabbits and squirrels ran for cover at my coming. i have fished with my children endless hours while we camped by a lake or a river. i have done the things you have done, i have had the same emotions you have had, i have lived my life just as you have lived yours.
you see a homeless person. but take pause and look closer. you will see a kindred spirit. stop for a moment and look straight at me...you will see a man who has lived a life full of happiness, wonder, amazement, love, contentment and all the things that you have experienced in your life. you see a homeless person, but if you don't look at me, you won't see me.
see you around town