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The Street Beggar (Repost: 04.06.2010)

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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.

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©DGA

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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!

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

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

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  2. We do need the reminders

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

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

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  5. Well worth the repost Adee!

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

    Thanks, Adee.

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

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    • 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. 🙂

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  8. Definitely touches a nerve, Adeeyoyo.

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