Sunday, September 02, 2018


don’t ask

how many jobs i’ve had,

   but the number of times

   i’ve forgiven;

don’t ask

about my degrees,

   but where i learned

   about hope;

don’t ask for

my phone numbers,

   but who i would call

   when everyone else hangs up;

don’t ask

who my parents were,

   but how many kids

   i have mentored.

© 2018 Thom M. Shuman

1 comment:

Kz said...

As usual, Tom, just beautiful. Is there a way for me to post this on fb?