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Life On The Street

Dried up like a reservoir In the mid summer heat The cracks in the ground Are like The life lines, upon my face I have weathered many a storm As if I have lived a 100 lifetimes, Instead of one! Bare, rough, dirty feet Shoes are hard to come by, These days Unless, I steal them! But, then I will become a target Having something new It will get stolen from me By some other gang Or by some cruel and nasty person! “Bare feet it is!” “Less problems, this way!” Feet are made for walking I will use them For what They are made for! “Now let’s get something to eat, I am starving!” Loitering around Hungry Jacks and Macca's Asking people As they walk out With their hot, delicious, fresh food For a gold coin or two Dumpsters and bins Look nice, today! Only half eaten, stuff A lot of wastage! “Not the freshest stuff, but hey!” Make do, with what we have! The sun is shining today Not sure where to wash though... Water is scarce, thank god for public toilets They sure come in handy! They say it is fun And you are lucky to have freedom! But, It is a lie we tell ourselves To remain ignorant To pretend, we don’t give a damn But, inside, We really do! For you see , There are sacrifices To the choices you make When you have to live them, out “Don’t be a fool!” Life is no fairytale, on the dirty streets of hell! During the day, The city lights up It glitters As if It were made out of gold! It comes alive with people Rushing here, rushing there, rushing everywhere Not really knowing, what They are presently, doing People reminding me of robots, sheep and zombies Acting as if they are in control of everything When in fact, they are not! "Who knows what is around the corner?" "What is coming, your way!" Life is unpredictable, "Beware!" “Don’t be mislead by the fakes, around here” “There is plenty of them!” Eyes are on you, Down every alley way Standing on every corner Watching you "You, are in ‘our territory’ now!" “Hold onto your bags tight!” For, I may be lurking behind you One minute there, Next minute gone! It is the nature of the game As I snatch and grab your bag When I see you off guard Taking your money Claiming it, as my own You see, I need it to survive on! I'm banking on you, being rich! I told you This place is a hell hole And, I meant it! This dark place Full of shadows and conscious deceit Will swallow you up Eating, you alive! You will lose your way In its pit of endless darkness There is no Prince Charming’s, out here! There is no one to save you There are only damsels in distress Like me! No one Comes to your aid When you need it the most You could diminish and disappear one day Within a blink of an eye! Without a hint Nor trace of you, left behind No one will see it happen Because No one Opens their mouth up, around here! So, Love and appreciate, one another! Care for yourself and care for others! Tell your loved ones 'you love them' often And, ‘Enjoy' The home, you live in!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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