Thanksgiving

November 25, 2011

 

He was all alone

With no friends to talk to him

A man came to eat

Share his hospitality

To affirm his worth to God

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He was all alone

Rejected by all his peers

Seen as an outcast

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He was all alone

Searching for someone to care

To really see him

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He was all alone

Unnoticed by his neighbors

Someone knew his name

This moment tells the story

Love in the ordinary

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It was a thanksgiving day

A day Zacchaeus was seen

Affirmed as a man of worth

Loved just like he was

© Terry S. Smith

Thanksgiving 2011 

This poem is based on the historical realities of the life of a tax collector living in a Jewish community.  Tax collectors were viewed as “the enemy”.  To read more about Zacchaeus’ story click here. 

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