The Monkey Boy from Lahore, Pakistan
The Monkey Boy
Dirty, ragged and hungry
hopeless, he stands there
in the street.
His monkey more hopeless, more desolate
cowers in the corner by the store.
He waits for passers-by to see him.
Will they who have plenty
think of him,
or is he in the way
troubling them as they go?
But he is out of their consciousness
as they turn the corner.
He doesn´t beg,
stands there erect,
and beautiful under the dirt.
The monkey boy.
His soul crying to eternity.
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