Wednesday, 16 December 2015


She had so little
Bread crumbs here and there
Few coins
One lamp for warmth
Few clothes
One pair of shoes
A pack of sour juice
A can of stale cookies
Some honey in an old wine bottle
A jerry can of water
It was Christmas
The season to be jolly
The season of love
She had created a meal schedule
Five cookies per day
But she saw them out there in the cold
The little ones
They looked so lost
Poor little kids
Kids begging in the cold
Her heart went out to them
She shed a few tears
She couldnt bear it anymore
She gathered the bread crumbs
Her can of cookies
Some water
Her cherished pack of juice
And an old quilt
She put them in an old shiny paper bag
And off she went
Out in the cold
With a heart filled with love
A paper bag of goodies
And an old quilt
She handed them over to the little ones
They smiled so sweetly
Bear hugs
Tears of gratitude
Off they went
Their little feet
Gathering momentum
Off they went
Out in the cold
To a destination unknown
With a smile of contentment
She went back home
Back to her old house
Alone with little or no food
Just a lamp for warmth
A jerry can of water for thirst
Some honey
And a smile on her face
She knew she had nothing now
But she was glad they had something now
No hope lost
Shoes under her bed
She cuddled under her old wrapper
And listened to the carols play in her head

By Sylvia Chika

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