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The Street Beggar (Repost: 04.06.2010)


The Street Beggar

On a cold wintery morning
Under the weak watery sun
Mother and child shivered together,
On a day barely begun.

They waited on the traffic isle
For the rush of cars to start,
Hoping for some charity
To relieve their starving hearts.

A few cars passed, too fast to see,
Then, bumper to bumper they came and went,
Blinkered people safe and warm,
Snug in their cocoons.


Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

16 thoughts on “The Street Beggar (Repost: 04.06.2010)

  1. Thanks for reposting, we all need a reminder from time to time.


  2. We do need the reminders


  3. oh of my favs of yours…real…in your face…as we hide behind rolled up windows with the radio on…


  4. There’s probably a rare person amongst us who isn’t guilty of this sometimes. 😦


  5. Well worth the repost Adee!


  6. Great reminder.
    I feel quite fortunate to have never wondered about my next meal.

    Thanks, Adee.


  7. That’s a sad and all-too familiar story.


    • Yes it is, Tilly. And it boils down to lack of education and skills training – the only way for people to become self-sufficient. Thanks for your visit. 🙂


  8. Definitely touches a nerve, Adeeyoyo.


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