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Thursday, July 09, 2009

An elderly man rose one morning,
and seeing it was lovely out started
out for a walk.

He did his best to exercise every
day by walking further and
further away.

He counted all his steps, wrote
them in a book, he knew exactly
how many he took.

The only obstical he had was
he walked with a limp.
One leg was shorter than the
other, so he used a cane.

He walked to the nearby town,
he was very tired.
He sat on a bench and took a
drink of water.

While he was there a young
boy came along. Sat down
beside him and asked, "who
are you?"

The elderly man replied, "I
am a walking man, I walk
as far as I can.

The young boy looked at him
seeing only one foot touched
the ground, he asked, "how can
you walk when only one foot
touches the ground?"

The elderly man answered
with a smile, "I limp and
use my cane, I walk mile after
mile."

The young boy asked, "did God
make you that way?"
The elderly man answerd, "No."
"I was born this way God is not
to blame."

Quickly the young boy left
running off.
The elderly man was about to
leave, when the young boy
came running back.
In his hand he was carry a
bag.

He sat down, opened the bag
and took out a piece of rubber.
He had a hammer and nails
too, the elderly man wondered
what he was about to do.

The young boy said, "please
take off your shoe, I am going
to fix it so you look like new.
The young boy measured to
make sure it was right, taking
the piece of rubber carving it
and banging in the nails making
sure it was tight.

The elderly man put on the
shoe and stood up tall, and
when he did both his feet
touched the ground. When
he turned around to thank
the young boy, he was gone.

He wanted to ask him,
Who Are You?

by: paula strasburg



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  • VINSERE
    Another beautiful thing for me to read! Let me wipe the tears so that I can continue to write here. ok, all clear. I truly enjoyed this!! Kindness and thoughtfulness are always special and go very far. Thanks again!
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    4257 days ago
  • SWIMGIRL
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful story.
    4258 days ago
  • NOCALORIES
    Thank you! This is a beautiful blog. I like how you think and share. Please continue your wonderful writing. Enjoy your weekend.
    4258 days ago
  • DOLLMAKER4HIM
    emoticon Really Nice! Thank you, Paula...

    4258 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    who are you. a guardian angel sent by god. we all are one at one time or another , but we all don't recognize it. when we do good god has a hand in it somehow.very nice poem. good blog. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4259 days ago
  • CPCJONES01
    Beautiful story, life is for paying it forward emoticon emoticon
    4259 days ago
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