Don't put me down

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is a poem about the class of people that go unnoticed.
If not ignored, then they are ridiculed or harassed.

Submitted: December 05, 2007

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Hey mister, can I bend your ear?,

My luck is down, and my end is near,

I got no home, and I sleep on the ground,

I'm really tired of them putting me down,

My last meal was soup and beans,

It's not my way, but my only means,

Longnose staring down at me,

I might be dirty, but I'm still free,

Stuck out my thumb, trying to leave this town,

Mister policeman starts to come around,

Checks my I.D., then takes my bags,

Dumps out my clothes like they were just rags,

Say's, "where are you going, why'd you come here",

"Don't like your kind to even come near",

"I'm just trying to get from here to there",

All he could say is, "I just don't care",

Found a place in the park that I could sleep,

The next thing you know, I'm in jail for vagerency,

Judge says I have to pay a hefty fine,

I think because I am one of them kind,

Thirty days I have to spend in here,

What was my crime, what is their fear?,

Don't put me down,

I'm a man and I'll stand my ground,

And even if my life's not what you think it should be,

Don't put me down.


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