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I bumped into a stranger as he passed by,
“Oh! Excuse me please, “I said.
He said, “Please excuse me too;
I wasn’t looking for you.”
We were very polite-this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones –young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
“Move out of my way,” I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heartbroken.
I didn’t realize how harshly I’d spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God’s still small voice came to me and said,
“While dealing with a stranger,
Common courtesy you use,
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You’ll find some flowers there by the door,
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked himself: pink, yellow and blue,
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
You never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.’’
By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
“Wake up, little one, wake up,” I said.
“Are these the flowers you picked up for me?”
He smiled,” I found ‘em, out by the tree.
I picked ‘em up because they are pretty like you.
I knew you’d like ‘em , especially the blue.”
I said, “Son, I’ m very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn’t have yelled at you at that way”.
He said, “Oh, Mom, that’s okay.
I love you anyway.”I said, ”Son, I love you too,
And I do like the flowers, especially the blue.”