Hark, hark, the dogs do bark. The beggars are coming to town. Some in rags and some in tags and some in velvet gowns.
Some of the beggars stopped by the other day and left a bunch of stuff in my mailbox. Some of them were really in need and humble (rags?). Some were asking help for a good or worthy cause (tags?). Most were begging on behalf of someone else or some party or program. Many of these were probably better off than I am (velvet gowns?).
Some made me wonder how big their cut was and how much really went to the beneficiaries of their begging. Many warned me of the great calamity that would happen if I didn't donate right now. Some promised great benefits to me either now or by and by if I would just send a nice check.
The Democrat beggars said we would all be burned to a crisp by global warming or drowned by rising sea levels if the Repubs won the next election. The Republicans said we would all go to hell or worse if the Dimmies won the next election, which, by the way, is the most important in the history of our country.
The only hope for a solution is to send a check for $10 or $100 or $1,000 or my very best offer within the next three days.
Unfortunately, I cannot help them all, so I just say, "God bless you," as I throw their letters in the trash.
There may be some causes worth our support, even worth giving our all. Somehow the words of James Russell Lowell, the great abolitionist poet come to mind: "Some great cause, some great devotion offering each the bloom or blight and the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light."