Normal People

 

An old man

tries to be helpful

he is fumbling to fill cups

for his grandchildren

at the water fountain in the park

the problem is

he cannot turn on the water

and fill the cups at the same time

he needs another hand

then all of a sudden

a teenage boy shows up

who quietly volunteers to help

the boy is polite

he is kind and courteous

he restores the old man's faith

in teenagers and in the future

perhaps things are not as bad

as he thought

it is not good to listen to the daily news

because it is nothing but bad news

when most normal people

are not like that

but instead go about their daily lives

helping each other out

there is no contradiction

in the ages

there are only hands helping hands.

 

 

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 00:45

Perhaps excepting the effects of illness, it is likely that any "old"
person who is rude and unpleasant was probably of the same ill-nature before the years caught up. My own eighth decade is
only too ready to be polite and good-natured towards my fellows
and I'm only too happy to meet the same in return.
As EMW wrote - and it has a substantial portion of truth...
Laugh and the world laughs with you....😇

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 1st Dec 2018 17:34

D.K. one thing I have learned is that the old can be rude and unpleasant too. It is, as you rightly say all about people..normal people, helping hands of all persuasions...💕

poemagraphic

Sat 1st Dec 2018 17:20

Nice story... true or otherwise!

The sad thing is it will not sell papers. It is people like you/us who must tell the real stories and truths that need to be told.

Write Out Loud you have my friend.... It made me think

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