A Saint In The City by James Berkowitz

Unnoticed, he travels the sidewalks
and alleyways sharing leftover food
and pocket change to those in despair
standing on corners, living out of shopping
carts, and shuffling to keep warm.
No recognition, accolades, or media
worthy story attention is given
but the action takes place.
He dries the tears and wipes the dirt
from faces with restaurant napkins;
consoling the unfortunate without
therapist prices.
This unknown person carries on
with charitable work sacred to those
who receive.
The dire streets are his place of
worship for those forgotten.
No titles or distinction are necessary,
and a mere thank you is suffice.
Many will never know of his
whereabouts but he exists.
He is the evolution of endless time,
the Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed
and all thoughts of greatness
beyond the human eye and brain.
He is the saint in the city,
cloaked in a robe of heart and compassion.

A saint in the city,
amongst you and me and me and you
and everyone we know.

A saint in the city,
walking in love and light.

A saint in the city,
amongst you and me and me and you
and everyone we know.
A saint in the city,
walking in love and light.


                     James Berkowitz © 2012