I arrived at the bus stop at about 9 a.m. Ten minutes later a familiar looking young man joined me, carrying a guitar.
When he said his name, I recalled meeting him a couple of times before. Handsome and gifted but homeless again.
He said he's been walking for 12 hours walked about 20 miles and that he is homeless. I asked him to play me something. He said "Only if you can sing!"
At first I sang him "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" then I made up a song using the words he said to describe his night. We began taking turns doing lyrics, improv.
My lyrics were
Society told me that if i worked hard
and got acollege degree
wouldn't happen to me
i'm tellin' you
I encouraged him to start singing his story........................................
Ten wonderful moments until the buss arrived!