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 A Walk in Your Shoes
As I watched this movie on NBC
It really touched my heart deeply
What a powerful story of innocence
In a world with so much violence

A lady teacher gave Friday as a deadline
To a student not turning a paper in on time
He is kicked off the sports team due to grades
Then a parent teacher meeting is arranged

The single mother arrives at the school late
As the teacher is leaving, she is quite irate
The teacher, distracted, has a car accident
Hits her head and things change in an instant

A lady angel out of nowhere suddenly appears
This is the message that the teacher now hears
She will go to a clinic to check her head injury
The starting of a journey and whole new identity

She would now be the single mother in her role
With all the unknown events that would follow
Below is just a glimpse of the family situation
Through it all, she gained a heart of compassion

These two brothers greatly missed their father
Now were being raised by this single mother
Working as a waitress was not near enough
To pay bills and the rent, life was so tough

The father was killed serving in the war
Oldest son deals with guilt as never before
Saying he hated his dad while home on leave
Last words spoken, with no chance to forgive

Two prior eviction notices had been ignored
Police serves final papers, knocks on the door
They have only 24 hours to vacate their home
Their neighbor takes them in who lived alone

In the end, when the teacher has her life back
She helps the single mom in getting on track
Donating anonymously rent payments for a year
From her heart to a family she had drawn near

Carol Salter 12/3/10


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