Just A Cup Of, Coffee
I had been on the road for hours, headed for my new job
I was getting tired, saw this restaurant, up the road
Time to take a break, some hot, coffee sounds so, good
I parked my Mercedes in the lot, as I walked to the door
I saw this old, man in a tattered coat, sitting on the side walk in the snow.
It was February, I was headed for Michigan, lot of snow and
Rain. I looked at him and said, care for a cup of Joe?
He smiled and replied, I remember when, Coffee was 10 cents
Now, with all the taxes, I think a cup, cost a buck-twenty-five
Then, there is the tip. So, thank you for the offer, I'm doing fine
I looked at him and said, then, what about a cup, with a new friend?
He said, I'm an educated man, just, fell on hard times
I would never, be so rude, as to turn down a friend
So, the both of us, went inside, sat down, the waitress asked
What will you and he, have? I said, two cups of coffee,
One for me, and my new, friend. She half-way smiled, walked away
I sat with my new friend, he shared many things, then he said, I have to go
I have a journey in my heart, want to see my daughter, while, there is time
I offered him a ride, as far as it would go, he smiled, but, declined
This is a journey, I must take a lone, just hope I find, another friend like you
Along, the way.
We left, I got in my car, was back on my way, I wondered why, he turned
Down, my ride. Guess, I'll never know, why some must walk a lone
He was tired, I could see, and there came more rain, snow and sleet
I will never, forget, the friend I gained, for just, a Cup Of Coffee
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