Poem | Who is not a beggar?

A street beggar

With shabby cloth,

Filthy hair and untidy beard,

Was begging money.

Some passers by

Were throwing some coins,

And others were flying

Ignoring the existence

Of the dirty man.

I approached him,

 And gave a coin,

And also through,

 Some free advice:

“Why are you begging?

Be ashamed of

For what you are doing.

Try to get a job,

Earn your bread.”

The man stared at me,

Then whispered,

“Who is not a beggar?

I only beg

To earn my own bread!

But you people?

The biggest beggar!

You beg for wealth,

You beg for health,

Beg for power,

And everything,

You need or do not need!

Even God is fed up,

With your blatant act!

You want to grasp

All that you can get,

But don’t know that

God has set the destiny,

For you as well as me!”

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christinecook 7 years ago

What an incredible poem,to read.What truth,you hit the nail on the head.Very powerful.Thank you for sharing it.

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cupid51 7 years ago from INDIA Author

Thank you very much christinecook for visiting my hub and leaving such a beautiful and encouraging comment.

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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Wonderful writing, so simply put together...

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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA Author

Thanks Moulik! As always I get encouraged by your comments! Thanks for visiting!

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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

This poem is a powerful message about acceptance of others and a huge reminder to search ourselves for our own motives concerning what we're doing in life, cupid51. Voted up - this is awesome!

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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA Author

Thank you mythbuster for such an wonderful analysis of my poem! This will work like vitamin for me in future!

Kaushan 5 years ago

awsome poem

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wwolfs 4 years ago

Nice poem with a powerful message. Thanks for sharing!

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