Below is the poem entitled THE LESSON REVISED which was written by poet
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met a man that had no shoes,
druken and pathetic.
looked as if he's nothing to lose,
and i felt so sympathetic.
i thought that it would help,
if i offered him some change
but he looked at me and laugh
which i really thought was strange
he said young man you know nothing about me
,or why i live like i choose,
for i am happy just the way things are,
and i need no pity from you ,
i never harmed anyone !
never begged borrowed or robbed
, -for i'll have everything i could dream-
as long as i have faith in God,
so go ahead with your money
and put it towards something worth while
trust me i have plenty
for i am my father's child
by meeting that old man
i learned a very important lesson that day
before you judge you must first understand
what brought them to be that way
so i left that day with alot in mind
to not be so judgemental of the people i meet
for who knows at any giving time
that could be me living in the streets