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A Beggar

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A Beggar

A Beggar 
This irritating person, one leg shorter
than the other, unwashed and begging.
I feel disgust want him to get lost.
But he is there reminding me of 
past misery, and how bad fortune, ill
health follows me around… 
This sickly idiot, it could be me if I fall
out of the plum tree, so I give him loose 
change to soothe my conscience.
Pity and contempt, a bad mixture.  

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  1. Date: 4/9/2013 7:45:00 AM
    I do hope I'm not judged on what I think.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/9/2013 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    not at all dear
  1. Date: 4/8/2013 5:19:00 AM
    You have written a wonderful poem. There are so many people that beg on the street, some because they have no other choice. Those are the pople that God wants' us to help. Thanks for sharing. Great poem for the contest....... Lucilla

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/8/2013 5:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Lucilla