I Wish I Could Have

Thanked Him

I sat down on a road bench

To rest a spell the other day

And saw a most unusual site

Trotting down the expressway.

An Amish gentleman in his buggy

Was a delightful sight to behold

He gave me a chance to see a glimpse

Of how it was in times of the old.

Eventually his buggy disappeared

But a picture of him remains in my mind

I wish I could have thanked him

For this moment to me was one of a kind.

Eventually I got back in my car

Heading for parts where Amish don't live

Appreciating these glimpses of the past

Thankful this Amish had them to give.

Ralph L. Clark © 2001

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