Today alone I’ll bother you
For some money or some food
I promise after that I’m done
I’ll leave you alone for good
I haven’t eaten anything
And I really don’t ask much
It’s not like I want caviar, or wine
Or things like such
I really haven’t had a meal
Let alone, one drop to drink
If you were in my shoes, dear sir
You’d be hungry, don’t you think?
How would you feel if you were me
And I’d be you, oh wow!
Just think about it for a sec
Just do it, come on now!
I would be walking around real smug
Enjoying life and all
While you were sorry like a dog
And feeling really small
I’d bet you’d say a thing or two
Or curse some people out
’These greedy bastards have no heart!’
Yeah, I bet that’s what you’d shout
And honestly I wouldn’t mind
For I too am but a man
So I would show some love and care
And come up with a plan
I’d take you out to lunch in town
I’d give you what you need
Be it money, clothes, new shoes or what
I’d do that, yes, indeed!
'cause that is real humanity
Oh, wait, you do agree?
Okay, I’m glad you understand
Now do the same for me.
Copyright © Wendy Nipas | Year Posted 2018