Cruel World

I’m laying down on concrete
I’ve not enough to eat
Mere inches from a deli
I’m smelling something sweet.
Inside the others nourish
Their bodies as I cry
Can anybody spare some change?
Not watch me as I die.
I am a human being
Just like the lot of you
I had a family at one time
Did not know if you knew.
Since now I’m lost and drifting
Alone in God’s cruel world
No shelter here to comfort me
On asphalt I am curled.
So step over me or ‘round me
Avert your eyes from mine
I am the face of poverty
At the end of this world’s line.

Cruel World

Ainsley Kellar Creations

Cincinnati, United States

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Inspired by Mark Tull’s brilliant photograph “Lunch Special”. Thanks, Mark!

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