This was in Dear Abby last Sunday.....

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  1. Scarlett O.

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    This was in Dear Abby last Sunday. I thought it was very good.

    THE COLD WITHIN

    Six humans trapped in happenstance

    In dark and bitter cold,

    Each one possessed a stick of wood,

    Or so the story’s told.


    Their dying fire in need of logs The first woman held hers back,

    For of the faces around the fire,

    She noticed one was black.



    The next man looking across the way

    Saw not one of his church,

    And couldn’t bring himself to give

    The fire his stick of birch.



    The third one sat in tattered clothes

    He gave his coat a hitch,

    Why should his log be put to use,

    To warm the idle rich?



    The rich man just sat back and thought

    Of the wealth he had in store,

    And how to keep what he had earned,

    From the lazy, shiftless poor.



    The black man’s face bespoke revenge

    As the fire passed from sight,

    For all he saw in his stick of wood

    Was a chance to spite the white.



    The last man of this forlorn group

    Did naught except for gain,

    Giving only to those who gave,

    Was how he played the game.



    The logs held tight in death’s still hands

    Was proof of human sin,

    They didn’t die from the cold without,

    They died from the cold within.
     
  2. Alive in Christ

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    That is one I have never heard before.

    Its good! :thumbs:

    Thanks for sharing that!
     
  3. Matt Black

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    Definite :thumbsup: from me too!
     
  4. mcdirector

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    Wow! that's pretty powerful.
     
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