Mosi Mustapha Gomina
A Beggar's Plea
Do not pass me by, my friend; look at me;
do you not think me worthy of your gaze?
Wait and listen to this poor beggar's plea;
for the turns in my life are but a maze.
I'm an orphan, ma'am; a month past age nine;
a victim of Nature's incessant tricks;
a cursed child whose roots had left him behind
when they swayed in tune to death's calling beats.