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The Beggar

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Below is the poem entitled The Beggar which was written by poet Jessica Goldstone. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Beggar

He leaves his soul on the pavement, 
To be greeted only by the soles of shoes passing by,
Never stopping.

They are equally decrepit,
Equally as likely to be discarded when their purpose is no longer obvious.

He works his fingers to the bone,
To feed only on bones tossed away by licked fingers,
Never sharing.

They are equally decayed,
Equally as likely to be discarded when their purpose is no longer obvious.
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"Help Me",
He says, in a voice hoarse with thirst,
with a tongue thick with pleads and regret.

"Sorry,"
I say, in a voice damp with machine coffee,
through teeth caked with take away food and regret.

I reach to the depths of my heart,
In search of something that might fill the depths of his bowels,
For something of sense beyond cents and rands.

I reach to the seams of my pockets,
In search of something that might alter the seams of his existence,
For something of sense beyond cents and rands.

I reach to the limits of me,
In search of something that might lift the limits of him,
For something of sense beyond cents and rands.

I cannot.
I cannot.
For this,
I am truly sorry

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:36:00 PM
    Jessica, stopping by to say hi ;-) and welcome you to this lovely soup bowl. My name is Linda; everyone here calls me PD for fun. I'm here reading and enjoying new poets to love, appreciate and adore. (And make friends with:-) Please do not hesitate to look me up here on the soup if you need feedback on your poetry. I am looking forward to following your poems as you grow and post here at the POETRY SOUP. Take care~ LUV *LINDA

    Goldstone Avatar Jessica Goldstone
    Date: 1/22/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Linda :)