Generous Tip

It was a theory voiced by an aging
doubtful Catholic in a sunlit Waffle House
on the outskirts of Fairhope, Alabama:
     ‘See, when a man and a woman
     make love, they make love. They’re
     literally creating love in the world
     that wasn’t there moments before.’
He returned to his order of hashbrowns,
sopped up the dregs of eggs, and caught
the waitress’ eye for a coffee top-off.
Then his gray whiskers grew wide again,
imputing a kind of forgotten courage:
     ‘By god, most days this world is shy
     on love. Do your part to help, hear?’

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  1. Gwen Acres on March 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Ah yes, when making love is truly making love and not just having sex. Love his take on God’s creative gift to us.

  2. Susan Irene Fox on March 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    (sigh) Wish I lived in Alabama right now. 😉

  3. Anj on March 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Beautiful inspiring poem for a sunny lazy Saturday with the promise of Spring.

  4. pastordt on March 15, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    That’s what I call a tip. Thanks for it.

  5. vanyieck on March 15, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    That guy is smoooooth!

  6. Bill Gillin on March 15, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Sure sounds like your friend Brennan Manning!

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