A Beggar I Never Met

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A face with a nose rubbing the car window
A gesture accompanied by a futile plea
Pressed against glass and beseeched by one
Who may be accused of withdrawal symptoms
A dreg of humanity hanging lost outside
Another human fallen by the wayside
Begging we think for a drink
Was it so?
I don’t know
I thought he was beyond all feelings, all norms
He was not bothered of what I think
He was not bothered about this world or that beyond
Betrayed, weak and insolent
His god had died a long time ago
The shell hadn’t given up
It carried him to another window
Pocketing loose change
Strange the unseeing eyes were lost I think
Suddenly the traffic lights changed
For the better or worse I don’t know.

July 2010

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ken E Hall 02 August 2010

Powerful poem, turning the cheek in hurried life stamps the norm..but stays in the mind forever...Thought bearing poem...regards

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Junior Pocoloco 30 July 2010

We all need to read and remember our brothers and sisters, thank you

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