Sunday, July 17, 2016

Eating challenge poem - In the Market for Poems

To market she
To the market she would go 
Mostly for the samples 
She was a poor thing, stooped 
Lunch on the go they said 

Saving her pennies scarce 
The merchants knew her well 
Showing, giving their wares 
Fruit from all the nations 

 One day she didn't show 
Then the next and the next 
Where's their freeloader friend 
Would she not soon return

Collected money they 
Went to her door they knocked 
Jailed they said, shoplifting 
Sad, to the jail they went 

Jailer said, poor thing stooped 
Her words to them,  "When I
was poor you fed me well 
Visit now, God bless you." **
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2006 and 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked to "Outlawyer" at 

** Notes and Links:
1. Top 2006 photo taken of Mrs. Jim at the market in Paleramo, Sicily, Italy.
2. My favorite market is the Borough Market in London (Link)
3. Jim's (my) other blog search on "market"  (Link)
4. Matthew 25:35-40  The Bible, New International Version (NIV) (Link) 
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'

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At Sunday, July 17, 2016 6:04:00 AM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Aw, I feel rather sorry for her. I also love free samples! Thanks, Jim, for participating and thanks for the great picture of Mrs. Jim. K.

At Sunday, July 17, 2016 6:28:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

I think we can afford to a share, good that she was met with compassion.

At Sunday, July 17, 2016 1:30:00 PM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

I like the compassion you have expressed in this poem.

At Sunday, July 17, 2016 7:11:00 PM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

I love how good everyone was to her. I feel that they will continue to help.

At Thursday, July 21, 2016 7:10:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...



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