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Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #1252721
The feelings of a beggar.
BEGGAR


I am a beggar, I beg
Of you to give me alms.
I have no pretensions and,
About begging, no qualms.

I too had once home and hearth,
And had a loving wife.
I lacked not what I desired.
I had a happy life.

I am a poor beggar now,
With no roof o’er my head.
I don’t have a bed to sleep,
Nor have a loaf of bread.

All avoid me in the street,
As if I were a plague.
I have no identity,
My existence is vague.

Though my clothes are torn and stink,
Unlike a gentleman,
Give me some bread, if you please,
I am a hungry man.

* Written in 7-6-7-6, abcb format.
* Initially written as entry 357060 in the book "MISCELLANEA, MISCELLANEA.

* Related poems:
PLEASE TAKE ME,"PLEASE TAKE ME--award winner;
MR. NOBODY, "MR. NOBODY;
PLEASE, SIR! —"PLEASE, SIR!


M C Gupta
20 January 2005
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