You walk on by

Without even a glance

Not a tilt of your head

Nor a kind word in chance.


I’m not asking for much

Just what you can spare,

For a kind ol fool

That has fallen on despair.


I was not always…

So down on my luck,

For once I had means

And,  never wanted for much.


I am not very proud

To be here on this day

Begging for change…

Or standing here in the way.


So, I do not mind

If you’ve nothing to give

Or think of me wrong,

for the life that I live.


But remember one thing

In the path that you lead

We are all flesh and blood

Regardless… of  need.

-Antony King  © 2016


















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