Your Bountiful Guilt

is it your duty to give at Christmas

guilted into it by the tolling bell

but what of the rest of the year

do you forget their homeless hell

you drive by them dirty and cold

witnessing their obvious pain

yet once a year you think you will

give a dollar from your bountiful gain

you smile and drive on by thinking

how great and giving I am

yet daily show your disgust and refusal

saying its a drunk’s addicted sham

so don’t brag about your giving nature

and believe you’ve got grace in spades

when you rarely give them a thought

or care how the light in their eye’s fades