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Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #1565741
A beggar boy’s entreaties.
MA’AM, PLEASE........


Ma’am, please give me a quarter,
So I might buy some bread.
I am hungry and thirsty,
No morsel I have had.

Mom told me never to beg
But now she is no more.
She would somehow have fed me
Ssomething I am so sure.

My dad left us long ago
And now she has left, too.
If I don’t beg I will die
Of hunger, that is true.

I don’t have a place to sleep
The night is dark and cold.
Like a dog with dirty wounds,
All shun me, young and old.

Ma’am, you have a noble heart
And have my mother’s face.
Give me a quarter and He
Will bestow on you grace.


* Written in abcb, 7-6-7-6 format
* Initially written as entry 406198 in Miscellanea, "MISCELLANEA. Posted as the present item on 30 May 2009.


M C Gupta
12 February 2006
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