I was once at a restaurant ;
a famous one in town ;
and there I saw an old man
whose face was held in a frown…
He was sitting in a corner;
his eyes fixed on the menu book..
I thought him to be a loner;
and gave him a rather wary look !
Just then a toddler running by;
tripped and fell down on the floor…
our old man didn’t even try;
to pick him up or hold the door….
I seethed with anger at the man;
and cursed him loud enough..
The old man heard and looked at me ;
and then he began to laugh…
He pointed quickly to his side ;
and my eyes followed his gaze…
A pair of crutches ,met my eyes;
and left me a little dazed…
Walking swiftly to our man;
I told him I was sorry
His face now cheerful and calm…
he told me not to worry !
But once I sat back on my chair;
I saw the gentleman leave…
Limping upto the waiter ;
he left him a very neat tip….
I realized then, how wrong ;
my opinion of him had been…
Since that day, I wait for long..
before judging a human being…..