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A Rag Picker.

Rating: 5.0

I came into this world
there wasn't a celebration,
there was no cradle to swing
i was just damned to starvation.

Never did i go to school,
never could i play a game.
Was only destined to bear
the enduring pain.

Half a pant covered me
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C. P. Sharma 21 March 2010

My thoughts go back to T. S. Eliot on reading your poem The rag picker—is dead. 'A penny for the Old Guy I We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men' CP

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Mamta Agarwal 11 March 2010

a very emapthetic write; the plight of these children is harrowing to say the least. there is no dignity in their work. hiujacked childhood, who cares, you obviously do a very well written piece, hits straight at heart. do read a tryst with fate Mamta

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Sally Plumb Plumb 04 March 2010

Very interesting. Very sad.

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Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK 25 February 2010

‘…no one patted me / and not a soul cried. / Not a soul came to me / asking me why? Why Poet Siddhartha? you the poet laid your feeing heart for the rag picker …well poets have same psychic blood group ‘O’ Universal feeler [donor]…thanks for sharing 10 Ms. Nivedita UK

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Ruchika Batra 13 January 2010

very heart touching...just beautifully expressed

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Rachel Butler 04 November 2009

'Grew up on the streets became a rag picker' Rachel Ann Butler

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Monica Singh 02 November 2009

i hope i m not too late sweety to comment on the poem. this is one of my favorite poems u have written. the way u have portrayed the life of this rag picker is simply amazing.

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Seema(Aanamika) 80 27 October 2009

Great&heart touching poem,10+

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Anupama Raghavendran 07 October 2009

very touching...bringing out the truth about rag pricker! ! ! .....keep writing.....

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Carmen Johnson 12 August 2009

Maybe I am just too connected to this poem, but it brought tears to my eye. This is an excellent use of true raw emotions to lay the ground for a fantastic poem. This might be my 'favorite' poem for some time to come. This is my favorite line.. Just a rag picker born to die Damn...your good.

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