Faith Elizabeth Brigham

(May 14,1953 / Pittsburgh, PA)

Outcast


God only knows
that could be me
bottle in hand
face down
in the street
he's been branded
by society
no doubt an outcast
in this age
of throw-away things
but no one
knows his pain

why must the drunkard
suffer for so long
a survivor in
a world gone wrong
why is he held
in such contempt
and not shown
a lttle mercy

skid row, skid row
it's the only
home he knows
gone are his hopes
and long forgotten dreams
left to die there
so it seems

Submitted: Wednesday, January 11, 2006
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  • Charles Chaim Wax (1/11/2006 4:15:00 AM)

    a wonderful meditation
    on compassion
    seeing a human being
    without condemnation
    only mercy
    everyone should read this poem
    good work (Report) Reply

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