Vani Agarwal

The Beggar - Poem by Vani Agarwal

I am different I don't criticize,
as there is no time for useless cries,
I sit on the road and watch cars go away,
Hoping that one will help me so that I can spend one more day.
They think I use this money on useless things,
But I actually use it to feed my little beings.
Many people say I should rather work,
But when I go there they send me away and smirk,
People ridicule me everyday,
But there isn't a word I can say.
I tell my kids life is an adventure,
Hoping that they don't make one rupee their daily expenditure.
I lie below the stars and sleep,
Wondering how everyday is a faith's leap.

Topic(s) of this poem: hope, life, pain

Form: Sonnet

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is about the life of a beggar, living with problems through sunny days and starry nights.

Comments about The Beggar by Vani Agarwal

  • Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 1:05:00 AM)

    A poignant tale of want and pride. Thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

    (4/30/2017 8:33:00 AM)

    Thank you for your sweet comment! :)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 27, 2015

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