Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

3-Will Work For Food - Poem by Mary Nagy

I told my kids we'd see it, this movie, they couldn't wait.
We finally saved the money so we started on our ''date''.

They were so very happy to be on there way to see
this show that they'd been saving for even more than me.

Standing by the corner, he came into our view.
He looked so very helpless that I knew what we should do.

I tried to just look past him, to keep my spirits bright.
But, then I looked in the rearview mirror and knew what would be right.

The kids were looking also, they got quiet and so still.
My son's eyes looked so heavy as they simply began to fill.

He said ''Who needs a movie? There's good stuff on t.v.''
That's when I knew my kids would feel the pain of other's just like me.

As we gave this man the money, he looked me in the eye.
He blessed us all and watched us leave without saying goodbye.

His blessing was well worth it, I felt it in my soul.
I saw my kids' compassion shine and I've never felt so whole.


Comments about 3-Will Work For Food by Mary Nagy

  • Melvina Germain (1/11/2007 1:07:00 AM)

    You are blessed to have such caring, thoughful children, of course the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Congratulations on raising such wonderful children. I hope this poem has a large audience. Thankyou for sharing Mary, I certainly enjoyed the read.---Melvina--- (Report)Reply

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  • (1/7/2007 12:19:00 PM)

    my kids would feel the pain of other's just like me.powerfull line, great poem, , (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Dorn (10/11/2006 9:41:00 AM)

    Humanity at its best... beautifully done, Mary!
    Brian
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  • K. Jared Hosein (3/12/2006 11:54:00 PM)

    The honesty and pure empathy of youth
    Portrayed in its finest. A true portrait of 'respect your elders' and compassion for a less fortunate. Loved it.

    - K.
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  • (11/20/2005 3:54:00 PM)

    Hi Mary!

    Like this a lot. I see what you mean, mine is similar to this: -)
    Quite a rare subject don't you think? Something not enough people think about.

    A 10 from me!
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  • (11/4/2005 2:10:00 PM)

    So simple and so direct. I'm crying Mary (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2005 12:40:00 PM)

    I don't know how you do it every time. This is really good work and I think it will touch everyone who reads in some way and make them think twice. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/6/2005 7:23:00 AM)

    awww thats a realy lovely poem i like it a lot (Report)Reply

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  • (8/7/2005 12:26:00 AM)

    This bowls over even a cynic like myself. Excellent job Mary.
    H
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  • (7/16/2005 1:31:00 PM)

    Beautiful Mary. You must be very proud of your children. I would be. GS (Report)Reply

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  • (7/15/2005 8:31:00 AM)

    Nice story, sweet sentiments. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/15/2005 7:02:00 AM)

    Very nice. Sounds like your teaching your kids the right way to be. :) Another good one! (Report)Reply

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  • (7/15/2005 6:32:00 AM)

    Simply beautiful, Mary! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 15, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 13, 2006


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