I own a petite cafe in South France Overlooking the sparkling azure sea The apron-clad staff serves some top cuisine But mainly fine china filled with black tea. Chef Christopher becomes so furious No one orders his finely prepared food Because he poured his heart and soul in it But the customers are not in the mood. I console him and say the tourists stress About the growing size of their own waist They say his creamy dishes look divine Even when they refuse to take a taste. I tell the chef to breathe in the sea air And remember his wage is more than fair. ------- ANALYSIS "French Cafe" was written as a light fictional poem, but there is more here to chew on. On the spiritual level, it echoes the sentiment of the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Matthew 20:13 states, “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius?'" Shouldn't we appreciate the opportunity to serve Christ rather than allow pride to stir up anger over disappointments? Although we may not all enjoy a creative career on the coast of France, we do all have blessings we can choose to focus on in our lives. Thanks for reading "French Cafe" and its analysis. Have a blessed day! ------- Draw Near is now accepting poems for Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry Collection. Details here: Call for Submissions.