Respect an Afterthought

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Featured Review on this writing by hullabaloo22

Respect an Afterthought

A Free-Form Poem

A narrow roadway cracked with use and ridden with obstacles.

A cart overflowing with all her valuables.

A large coffee, chilled by frosty nights.

A typical “work of art” example of fine ink and brush

no longer appreciated.

In a cart for shopping, she

scrounges, rather than spends.

A ragged pillow and quilt convert

to a make-shift bed

above street vents, or

a dry corner.

A child sold,for a families survival

leaves and unused ball. 

A collection of books and games

Perhaps a veteran, or the men that gamble at 

Mahjong might use.

These are the treasures of the poor.


Photo byBrad Fickeisen onUnsplash


Submitted: September 05, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Shirley M. Langton. All rights reserved.

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A powerful piece of poetry. So many would never dare to think that this could ever happen to them.

Tue, September 8th, 2020 9:49am


Thanks for your comments. Most are one paycheck from poverty, it should make us more empathetic.

Tue, September 8th, 2020 7:25am

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