With endless poverty gleaming in their eyes,
Dreams, desires and will to live;
Everything has faded to get fled,
In a beggar; a living dead,
A zombie on the streets.
With an affirmative urge in hesitation,
Cohesively willing to die every day;
Blamelessly in an ignorant and negligible chaos,
Like mere lies;
A non-existential truth of their pseudo lives.
Written all of it,
Whether seen or unseen;
In their lucid eyes,
Even in a newly born infant in the clan;
Tomorrow’s destiny-less unfortunate destitute child.
Like any malnutritioned naked child,
Crying a sigh to wish on every fifth traffic signal;
Carried hard by a little girl,
‘May be an elder Sister’.
Ooh..!!! That small baby beggar’s horizon lies,
In a pampering glass of lukewarm milk.
It craves and crawls for a caring handkerchief,
To wipe away his salty tears;
And clean an ever blowing nose.
Schools and colleges,
Books, bags are dreamlike luggages;
It all fancies an alien in them,
Sssshhhh..!!! Because other well being kids are,
Descendants from other princely planets for them.
Then my feet got stumbled across,
An unwashed middle aged;
But not so old woman in tattered clothes,
Sitting on her clutches in a fish market;
Surrounded by giant Human-Whales and Sharks,
Crowded with we dirty minded leering men.
With an empty bowl in her hands,
Remorsefully containing four rupees and;
Six hundred hopeful tear drops in it.
Her ambition was to buy a daily meal,
For her only sweeping Son;
Returning back to the slums after,
Slogging and snorting adhesives in the local trains.
Finally my luxuries encountered,
A long beard limbless man;
Creeping on the Railway platform,
His body skating on a slate of wheels;
Still struggling to eat yesterday’s food,
Thrown and served at his plate on wheels.
To my bewilderment,
That poor Beggar virtually signed a mutual agreement;
With a Dog and two Rats,
To finish the uneaten bread of last night.
And there I stood still and speechless,
Awestruck by his condition;
And here am stuck,
Finding myself so speechless about;
The aims and ambitions of a beggar.