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A Closer Look
by Jenna Fernandez
05/01/12
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at first glance hes just a beggar

a blur in the background
of my immutable schedule

an unwelcome disruption
to my carefully laid plans

his greedy hands reaching out
for my hard-earned wealth

unworthy
of my well-deserved luxuries

unequal to the value
of my precious time

but when i take a closer look
i see a mirror reflection

helpless eyes that could be mine
if hope had escaped my grasp

desperate hands that would reach out
if opportunity had eluded me

hardships i would bear
if fate had dealt me another hand

he is no beggar
he is a reminder of what can be lost

he is a messenger
of what has been forgotten

he is a friend
inviting me to find my humanity


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ramusser Musser 03 May 2012
This poem is well written and it makes you stop and think. It reminds us to not judge or dismiss others to quickly. Thanks for sharing it.




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