Mine and Thine (1904)/Alms

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Mine and Thine (1904) by Florence Earle Coates
Alms

ALMS

A beggar, bent beneath the weight of years,—
 To wretchedness inured, half reconciled,—
Entreated help, and I could give but tears;
 Yet grateful looked the man on me, and smiled.