The Beggar Poem by Avik Datta Gupta

The Beggar

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I have a long lonely road for my shelter
Some kindful garbage for my food
I thank you my good God above
For being so sweetly rude



Some people fling a coin
And drive into the dark
As I shake my shapeless bowl
Begging in the park.



There is so much love and passion
On the benches in the dark
But is this the love that people know
The coin or the outcast stark



Some beg for love, some beg for money,
Some beg for food, and some for being better
I beg for these like others
Then why am I called a beggar?

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 05 August 2012

not a simple question! Every one of us beg to God for something, but we are not called as beggars! interesting poem!

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Simon Odhiambo 10 August 2012

A well written poem. The begging bracket will remain open for the list is endless. I like the play of words in this poem.

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Dr Antony Theodore 21 January 2016

Some beg for love, some beg for money, Some beg for food, and some for being better I beg for these like others Then why am I called a beggar? Very much revealing are your words. thank you very much my dear poet. it touched me. thank you. tony

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Bharati Nayak 13 November 2019

Let me quote some lines from the poem- - I have a long lonely road for my shelter Some kindful garbage for my food I thank you my good God above For being so sweetly rude Some people fling a coin And drive into the dark As I shake my shapeless bowl Begging in the park.

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Avik Datta Gupta 14 November 2019

Thanks Bharati Madam, , it would be an honour If a few of my lines could wake up the Human Beings within us

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Avik Datta Gupta 14 November 2019

It would surely be an honour if a few lines of mine can help to wake up the human beings within us

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Bharati Nayak 13 November 2019

November 14th is celebrated as the Children's Day in India.And this poem again came to my browser. A stark reality the street children are facing.Will the Government do something for these unlucky children?

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Sandeep Dongre 02 April 2017

Beautiful poem! Thank for sharing

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Bharati Nayak 20 September 2016

I have a long lonely road for my shelter Some kindful garbage for my food I thank you my good God above For being so sweetly rude - - - - - Profound and thought provoking poem.Thanks for sharing Some people fling a coin And drive into the dark As I shake my shapeless bowl Begging in the park. - - - - - - -

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Ernest Makuakua 23 January 2016

Some beg for love, some beg for money, Some beg for food, and some for being better I beg for these like others Then why am I called a beggar? so emotional poem inspired me thank you for for sharing with us keep on writing my friend

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