~ Moon Pies And A Pop Called "RC"~

This is based on a true story my Daddy told me long ago:

A story that stands out that my Daddy once told
Has come to mean so much to me.
It's a story about life, and how we should all live;
About Moon Pies and a 'pop' called RC.

My Daddy was poor, didn't have much at all,
As he grew up in the south as a lad.
But Gramma and Grampa taught him so well
To share everything that he had!

It was a hot summer day, as he worked in the grove,
When he sat down under an old orange tree.
He opened his bag, and there he found
A Moon Pie and a 'pop' called RC!

Though hungry and thirsty, parched to the bone,
When an old man happened to stop by,
He halved all he had with the old man that day,
A 'pop' and a chocolate pie.

The old man sat down to chat for a while,
Resting there, in the heat of the day.
My Daddy never forgot, and still tells of their talk,
Of what that hungry old man had to say!

Seems he once was a preacher who fell on hard times
Who was traveling, living on what he could find.
He told of the days when he preached the Word,
And led to the Light those who were 'blind'.

He spoke of the 'hunger' that he once fed
Of the 'thirst' he once offered to quench.
He told my Daddy of miracles he saw
As they sat on that rickety bench.

Then, as he arose to travel along,
He asked God to bless my dear old Dad,
Who didn't have much to eat for himself
But shared with him all that he had.

My Daddy got up to go back to work,
And felt something within his callused hand.
He found an old cross on a chain of fine gold,
Left by the gentle old man.

When he looked up to thank him, the old man was gone..
As if he disappeared up into the sky!
My Daddy was blessed just because he had shared
His bottle of 'pop' and a chocolate pie!


Matthew 25:35-36 & 40
35} For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger and ye took me in:
36} Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick and ye visited me: I was in prison and ye came unto me.

{And the righteous answered Him asking , 'When?'}

40} And the King shall answer them and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my Brethren, ye have done it unto me!

~*~

Lynn King October 2006



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