A Poem by Amy Carroll

Inspiration of a man walking down the street while I was working.



I saw Jesus today walking down the street.

Not as I have pictured, but quite close.

He was wearing ragged jeans, a gray long sleeve tee shirt,

with a black fleece vest.

His hair was long and dark dirty blond, kinda brown.

Looking back as passing I saw his face.

Pictured as the Bible, there was no mistake.

As I was driving past and came to a light,

there was a man holding a sign.

Distracted by the man in my rear view mirror,

The man was ignored.

I was giving before, but now I felt selfish.

As I looked back again, I saw his face.

He hung his head in disgrace.

As I drove past the light when it turned green,

The Man disappeared.

All along wanting to turn back I again looked

through my rear view mirror.

The man who was wearing the sign

was wearing a suit like a president.

Gold watch and jewelry holding out his hand.

He gave it all and it could have been mine,

I turned my head and rejected "The Devine."

If I had it to do all over again,

I would have given my last dollar to the man.

A fear that Christ may now walk the earth,

Could that have been him.

I am ashamed of my sin.

© 2008 Amy Carroll

Author's Note

Amy Carroll
There is more I wanted to add, but it would be imaginary...

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I know plenty of people that feel this exact same way. I myself don't see it, but that's another story. This was an eye opening piece. It's one of those works that could change people's views on homeless people. Very good write, thanks for sharing.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I have always looked at the homeless and the down trodden as Jesus...I think this is a very special story and message...well done :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A incredible story you shared
of the man you saw as the Savior
in rugged clothes, but then in a president's suit,
I had a time recurring the sequence of time
but then it all fell together to a wonderful story!
An excellent poem!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Amy Carroll
Amy Carroll

Palmer, AK

Born 1/4 Athabaskan, Alaskan Native, Mother of two I plan to share my story and add along as I go. I am not particularly good at writing but have always been encouraged to share my life with others. .. more..