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Parisian Streets

September 11, 2010
By GodStrongKid PLATINUM, Parkville, Missouri
GodStrongKid PLATINUM, Parkville, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about.

There's a man on the street
With his life in the drain
His profession for life
Is survival.
Searching garbage cans
Stealing from markets
Sleeping in vacant homes.

It's all risky business.

I wonder what his life was like
Before the bank took over.
Did he spend his days dwelling
in the wrong place?
Or did he graduate with a business degree
Only to invest in guilty corporations

Maybe I'll never know.
I'll never know how the story goes.
But there's always a chance.
So I'll place my bet on the stable boy
Rather than the stallion.
and I'll tell the world how the story goes

A man sleeping on the street
Begging for a second chance
A man in rags, so in need
A gypsy at a glance
His story lost Like the money
once at his feet.

The author's comments:
I wrote this article while touring Paris over the summer. It amazed me the number of homeless people out on the streets and the number of gypsies roaming the tour attractions. It made me think about how they all got there and their stories.

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