A Poem on the Website of
the Red Dirt Writers Society

Depression Children
by Larry Foreman (Sep 2009)

Sister, Brother
Go two-by-two
From door to door
With note in hand -
The unknown words
Are not for them.

They knock on doors
And show the note.
Then wait to see
A silent smile
Say, “Wait here, please,
I’ll share with you.”

Perhaps an orange,
Apple, or pear,
A nickel or
Shiny penny -
Before they go
A “thank you, Ma’am.”

With sack of fruit
And coins in hands,
They walk the streets
Back home to Mom.
Tired but happy,
They’ll sleep all night.

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