In a far off little country, in a far off little land
dwelt a far off little fellow, who thought himself quite grand.
He was a little "out there" and the peasants thought him strange
mothers warned their children .. "Stay away that mans deranged."
He really wasn’t all bad, just no one took the time to meet.
They just took for granted he was weird, some even crossed the street.
He would smile all the time and wave at everyone.
Just an act of friendliness, though this was strange to some.
Now in this little village was a little girl named Sue
she was full of mischief, always into something new.
It seems her favorite hobby was pretending she was lost
and she would hide for hours no matter what the cost.
Then she would watch the villagers hunting high and low
this seemed to amuse her and the child giggled so.
Then someone would spot her smile and the hunt would be called off
her mother would then scold her and the little girl would scoff.
Now on one bright lit morning Sue was gazing at the square
she marveled at the traffic and the crowd that gathered there.
While her mother talked and bargained with the butcher about meat,
little Sue ducked out the door and ran quickly down the street.
When the mother noticed Sue was gone she called upon the town
and though they all searched high and low, Sue could not be found.
It seems while she was looking for a place to quickly hide
she’d climbed into the dried up well and fell down deep inside.
Now the villagers were tired of this game that Sue would play
they soon gave up the search for her and went along their way.
The mother she was frantic looking for her small lost child,
till a hand reached out to help her, it was the man who always smiled.
At first the woman pulled back she had heard what people said,
but then her thoughts were filled up with a child she feared dead.
So she took the hand he held to her and off in search they went
hoping Sue would hear them with each desperate call they sent.
They searched the park and searched the square both of them did yell,
until they heard a whimper and a small voice from the well.
The man grabbed a rope and pulled sue out and placed her on the ground
the mother turned to thank the man, but he was not around.
She had wanted to thank the stranger for this friendly Christian deed.
To him this was no great feat he'd just reached out to one in need.
Which is more then could ever be said of the people in the town.
When he had but a smile to share all he got from them was frowns.
They sat to rest beside a statue in the center of the square
and suddenly Sue pointed they had found the stranger there.
The kindly smiling stranger who and helped them in their need.
Was the statue of an angel...he had fulfilled his earthly deed.
Standing with his eyes raised to the heavens far above
was the smiling man who'd helped them reaching out to all with love.
And on this lonesome statue that was filled with awesome grace
was the something we all need to have .. a friendly smiling face.
[This message has been edited by Lucie (edited 09-05-99).]