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THE BEGGAR

By Oliver Plaice, www.PoetryPoem.com/oliverspoems    Unlock all Features - Upgrade to Poetry Prime


  Faces overwhelming me

  with their charity hand outs

  nothing but interruptions

  that turn begging into a new type of...

  retro style which no one really understands


  I second to this noise element

  within my head - listening

  silently I surrender my voice

  to all those before me -


  Holding out my hands in silent solace

  not in prayer but in surrender

  I shiver when a coin is dropped!

  it spins through the air and falls in my bag

  my lifeline for another day another few hours


  Another drink till the next comes my way
  sat in a doorway watching the moonlight
  move on to another...
                                            B...

   Written 5 March 2015    







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