In the Eyes of a Beggar


You think you’ve lived you think you seen; you dare call me dirty as if you were so clean. It’s ok to say what you feel but it’s not ok to be mean. Put yourself in someone else shoes, maybe you’ll too start living the blues. Have you ever been judged for the way that you walk or the way that you talk? Have you ever been frowned upon because of your race? Have you ever been called ugly to your face? Have you ever been pushed around; and in spite of it have to act proud? Have you ever been told that you’re either too quiet or too loud? Have you ever seen the looks of disgust that come across peoples face when you walk into a room? Have you ever been hit with a broom? Have you ever felt complete solitude? Have you lost anyone because of your personality or your attitude? Have you ever felt that you’re always left behind? Has anyone ever tried to play with your mind? Have you ever believed you’re going crazy because of the thoughts that are in your head? Have the people you liked only wanted you in their bed? Have you ever wished that you were dead? Have people always questioned the things that you say? Have you felt that no one ever wants to stay? Have you ever felt that it’s all a game, that your life is all a big charade? Have you ever felt like you’re living in a masquerade? Have you ever tried to change, but others won’t let you pass the page? Have you ever begged God to take away you’re pent up rage? It’s easy to point a finger, talk, and judge, but you never know if what a person goes through might be rough. You never know if what they need is a bit of love.

-M.A. Fernández

© 2015 Marlin Alicea Fernández, Soul to Ink. All Rights Reserved


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