Charles Chaim Wax
Here's another story
I lifted from a student
but twenty-two years ago
so in the Public Domain by now
kid’s name was Sargent Roach
A Time I Helped Another Human Being:
I was hanging with my homeboys
on a Friday night
when this Jewish lady said,
“Sonny, can you come
turn on my lights? ”
Walking along she explained
how she couldn’t use electricity on the Sabbath.
and I did it for her.
She said, “Thank you.”
and wanted to give me $6.
I politely refused.
End of story.
But when I told the guys
They said I was stupid
“No, ” I said
“my heart feels good
No price on that.”
They stared at me for awhile
until each one smiled
is hard to come by
on the streets of Brooklyn.
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