He Meant Well

Seeing the beggar barefoot,
     the cobbler made him shoes,
But two sizes too small, the new
     hurt the hapless hobo's feet.
He meant well.

Seeing the scrounger so shivering,
     the tailor made him a tunic,
But had in mind a much larger man
     and way too big for the tramp.
He meant well.

Seeing the bum standing on the brink,
     the do-good raced to pull him back,
But mis-judging speed and distance,
     he pushed the transient to the track.
He meant well.

Proverbs 27:6

"friends mean well, even
though they hurt you"

by J Alan R
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