Our pizza man is a super hero
able to leap four addresses in twenty minutes
delivering manna, loaves and fishes
to the multitude
Pizza man sped to his next stop
like Santa Claus on Christmas Eve
three large pies, one with pepperoni
for a woman who must be poor judging by her lodgings
Pizza man’s chariot pulled up
and found her outside in the cold
with three booger faced kids
trying to load a u-haul by herself, despair apparent on her face
“Will you take a check?” she asked
“No ma’am; it ain’t permitted”
the booger faced kids standng there
eyeing the pizza boxes; “I want peperroni!”
A look of anguish came over her face
a dark shadow, which told the children
no supper tonight.
She couldn’t cover the check anyway.
Pizza man stood for a moment, listening to the bells of the Army
without a word he left two pizzas, one with pepperoni
giving her back her check
“Merry Christmas ma’am”.
And as he drove away
he swore he heard a heavenly host
singing “good tidings and great joy
which shall be for all people!”
sharing simple gifts.