Black Poetry : A Derelict

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  1. WindWalker

    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A Derelict


    A derelict of cheap booze
    and much unkind time
    haunts the sidewalk
    at the local liquor store.

    He sits by his walker in the sun;
    huddles under the canopy when it rains,
    hoping someone will drop some coins
    in his crumpled old hat –
    perhaps enough for a beer or two.

    Inevitably, I’ll walk past him,
    say hi; hand him a dollar or two.
    I like to see his wrinkled face light up
    at the sound of a friendly voice.

    Funny, isn’t it, how we assume
    the ones we see as down and out
    are there but to take the handout?

    But the simple exchange of love
    at that not so loving place,
    fills my heart every time we meet.
    Go figure!
    I do not know his name.
     
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    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hmmmmmmmm...

    I feel ya poet on this
    This sort of thing happens to me all the time
    When walking the city streets people seem
    to see these people as drunks and dead beats
    but I see them as part of God's creation and if I
    am able to lend a hand no matter what it's for
    I'll do it knowing God will be smiling
    Tyte Flow!!:)
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    over the years...

    i've ran into a lot of these of who you speak...listened to the stories they had to tell...learned from the hard times on which they fell...thanked them with a smile and something to eat...help some out of the cold when they slept on the streets.

    yeal, i know the smile of them.

    THANKS for flowing this.
     
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    most def know where u coming from i've had tyme to stop and
    hear them in whispers and even loud i know da smile they pose
    yeap! i know 4 sho.....poet glad u laid dis to canvas....