Daily Archives January 15, 2018

The Cold Within

Happy Martin Luther King Day everyone! It reminds me of a poem we learned in highschool. I believe it is public domain. I have thought of this poem over and over again over the years, and even more nowadays as our political climate is getting colder. I wanted to share it with you.

THE COLD WITHIN
Six humans trapped by happenstance
In bleak and bitter cold.
Each one possessed a stick of wood
Or so the story’s told.

Their dying fire in need of logs
The first man held his back
For of the faces round the fire
He noticed one was black.

The next man looking ‘cross the way
Saw one not of his church
And couldn’t bring himself to give
The fire his stick of birch.

The third one sat in tattered clothes.
He gave his coat a hitch.
Why should his log be put to use
To warm the idle rich?

The rich m...

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