A Change Man

October 10, 2017
By Alexis2019 SILVER, Viroqua, Wisconsin
Alexis2019 SILVER, Viroqua, Wisconsin
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A young girl as happy as could be
Smiles brightly at the world she sees
A bear in her hand,
Change in her other.
Her only wish is to see her mother.

A newborn boy cries in a man's arms,
Causing people to look.
The man attempts to calm him down
By reading a worn, old book.

A man of late frowns deeply
At the busy streets of Times Square,
Avoiding people’s judgmental stares.
He begs and bugs people for money,
As the girl looks at a new bear.

A lady watches nearby
Wanting to help the father of two.
Give them a home and some food.
A chance to start anew.

The author's comments:

When I visited New York, people would step on and over the homeless. It made me feel terrible.

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