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How do I wake up to follow the dreams if I never slept?
The comfort of river waters,drops of rain and lightning flashes,
The comfort of my bedroom under the bridge.
My spine poked with needles of cold shivers,my hands unable to grab on to the future.

Sunrise,light,warmth and another shot at the dream.
Faith,hope,courage and another stare at the goal.
An uphill hike as I steadily rise to the top of the bridge.
Red,green,amber,a cardboard and my dreams written on it.

I don't steal,I don't kill,all I do is ask,please help!
Torn clothes,no pride,no dignity,is there still a purpose?
Tears and fear adorn my skinny shivering body,
How much long can I carry on?

The government has no place for the have- nots,
What do I have?
I have a brain,goals and an abled body.
I don't steal,I don't kill,all I do is ask.

I may ruin your mornings by coming to your car window,
I may deface your image by asking you for help,
But all I ask is for you to understand my dreams.
I'm a beggar and I also have dreams.

Copyright © Gaopalelwe Nke | Year Posted 2013


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  1. Date: 1/21/2016 11:45:00 PM

    Gaopalelwe great poem. Enjoyed reading........ SKAT **
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 6:29:00 AM

    a pleasant poem G.