Overlooking the Town Square.

The kindness of strangers

So freely given

One has to experience at first hand.


This is not something pre – planned

Or is it?


On a darkened, dimly lit street

In the semi shelter of a doorway

Bedded down in a crumpled state

They lay.


While others passed by

On turning the corner

This young couple stopped

Approached, then intending to continue their journey

Sat down close by

Beckoned a passing Policeman

Who sat with all three for a period

Being distant from their conversation

I can only say, a short time later

An ambulance arrived

The kindness of strangers

Not one but three Good Samaritans

Freely given.

(c) Chris Black. July 2018

~The Poet’s Poet~