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Heart to Heart (based on a real life experience)

Heart to Heart (based on a real life experience)
By hsouthard on 06/09/2012
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A man, about 50, sitting on a street corner,
A change cup sitting in his lap with only a few dirty pennies sitting at the bottom, rattling slightly.
A small girl with a blue dress walks along behind her mother, holding her hand.
She stops.
She peers at the man, head tilted to the right inquisitively,
her mother tugs her hand slightly but the girl stays put,
just staring.
The man stares back at her, watery eyes watching her hesitantly.
Suddenly, the girl steps towards him.
A quick hi escapes her lips.
The ghost of a smile passes over the mans face,
crackling his dark skin which hasn''t stretched this way for a long time.
The girls mom stands clicking the heel of her shoes impatiently on the sidewalk.
The girl slowly lowers herself to the sidewalk and sits on the cold cement in front of the man.
Her blue eyes look deep into his own faded brown ones
She slides closer to him and looks into his cup.
She looks quizzically up at him, her face asking why there is so little in the cup.
Her mother steps forward and attempts to grab the girl away.
The girl lunges to the man; she wraps her small pale arms around the mans dark neck
He raises his arms tentatively, holds them around her small frame.
Her mother pulls her away then, and carries her down the street,
leaving the man sitting alone on the corner,
no better off than before,
but then again,
much better off...

By hsouthard On 6/9/2012 10:17:41 PM
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