Life of a beggar

She was born into a world
Far different from your own.
A world of torn clothes,
Mud smeared hands,
Broken finger nails.

This is the world Sara was born into.
She didn’t ask for this life.
But in this cruel world-
This was the life she was dealt.

This is the life of the underprivileged.
The destitute.
The forgotten.
This is the life of a beggar.

Does your heart cry out to her?
Because Sara couldn’t have been more than five.
Five. Years. Old.
You were starting school at this age;
But not little Sara.

She was born into a world far different than yours.
No shoes
No medical care
No birth certificate
This is the fate of the beggar.

She can look you in the eyes
And somehow pierce your very soul.
Does not your heart break at the sight?
This little girl among thousands of others.

As you learnt your ABC’s
And 1 2 3’s;
Sara was taught how to beg-
How to plea.
We should long to give them all a better life.
She needs to be saved
From empty days,
From the daily scrapes of begging,
From this shameful way of living!
She needs hope.

She was born into a world
Far different from your own.

This is the life of the underprivileged.
The destitute.
The forgotten;
This should not be the fate of a beggar.

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About kayms2013

I'm passionate about God, and hope to travel with a purpose of helping missionaries and possibly becoming one some day.
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5 Responses to Life of a beggar

  1. Nishita13 says:

    This poem is heart touching, I hope Little Sara is at peace battling to sustain her presence. May Sara grow up to be her own Dreams.

  2. beingeternal says:

    Grand Applause! Amazing are your thoughts and this emotions filled poem. It is heart wrenching to see such a state of despair. Each one of us are born to live a happy and well- deserved life.

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