Despairs

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I saw some homeless people begging for work or money just so they can eat and survive. I was inspired to put pen to paper.

Living in your country

Lying on the street

Your country feeds me garbage

As you hand me defeat

 

Standing on the corner

Holding up my sign

"Will work for food"! it reads

But you just pass me by

 

Living in a paper box

No where else to stay

I try to get back on top

But you just push me away

 

Living in your country

Lying on the street

Your country feeds me garbage

As you hand me defeat

 

-----Inspiration often comes when we lest expect it and usually in unformaliar places----


Submitted: December 15, 2011

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bobthebuilder

Good job, I liked the rhyming, easy rhythm, and you tell the truth.

Thu, December 15th, 2011 2:56am

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The words just flowed from my pen and appeared on the paper before I could think about what I was writing. Kind of an auto pilot!

Wed, December 14th, 2011 7:08pm

Jitterbuglove

great poem i loved it and i think its great how you got it just from seeing a homeless guy on the street because that just means that you care anyways loved the poem and hope that you keep writing!:)

Thu, December 15th, 2011 3:31am

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I've seen homeless people throughout my life and always felt bad that I couldn't help them. This idea has been rolling and my mind for years, but just never got put into words until now. Thanks for the read and comment.

Thu, December 15th, 2011 12:56pm

Please

ERcubed,

This is a lovely piece, it reads easy and it tells the truth, and at the same time it shows you speaking out for the ones who cannot. This is a lovely poem, it shows that you observe the world and are always open to the inspirations that may come.

I especially like the third stanza, it has a haunting sound and a thought-provoking quality.

Lovely job!

Love, Please

Thu, December 15th, 2011 10:43pm

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As I read this in it's entirety I realized that I was revealing my selfish side. To many times, as a youngER me, I ignored and looked down upon those who are less fortunate. Thanks for the read and comment.

Thu, December 15th, 2011 3:30pm

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