There once was a man, aged by dereliction.
He came to our trailer door pleading for something to eat.
He asked if he could use the water hose.
So, I gave him a towel, washcloth, and soap.
While he began to clean his too thin body
I began to cook.
I remembered to treat him as an honored guest and put on our best.
Pan fried steak sizzled while the biscuits baked and the vegetables cooked.
From my best plate, he ate and said it was the best meal he ever had.
I was just thirteen years old, but I was certain that God had sent an angel
to our door that very day.
Kat Challis 06/17/2007