everything he had he gave

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Benjamin was generous
a man above all men for us
the guy that you could go to
when your ship has run aground
.
a kind word rested on his lips
for anyone down on their chips
and sage advice was handed out
like cool rain falling down
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everything he had he gave
money, shelter, food, first-aid…
he passed away in poverty
the richest man around

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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
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created for the Daily prompt – generous

*Stephen

I sometimes think
that I should try
to change the world
but not me, I
am merely here to entertain
(Colbert* couldn’t do it
neither could Jon Stewart
and I’m not near as funny
they both have twice the money
and I haven’t half their brains)
I used to think
we’d gotten past
the hateful times…
it didn’t last,
it was a phase that ended
if we persist
and hang on tight
this nasty phase…
this phase just might
end sooner than intended
until that time
all I can do
is try to smile…
to humor you
and try to give life meaning
and now and then
in my small way
I’ll spread the word…
I’ll subtly say

that we’re all human beings

(be brave be wise
be kind be fair
treat people like…
they’re really there…

especially Jon Stewart and Colbert*)

 

*Stephen

 

(c) 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
Daily Post – phase

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