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A Beggar I've Become
by Debra Faulconer Baker
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Like a beggar...Iíve approached the wicked in every corner...I will walk until the heels of my shoes...Are worn to a frazzle...

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I search with a friend

 

Countless days and nights

I’ve approached the wicked in every corner

Like a beggar

Asking of complete strangers

From all walks of life

Just a moment of their time

To glance at the last photo taken of you

I quiver growing emptier in their replies

No, No, No,

Some of them even laugh

Yelling Sister’ you better move on

Others spit out

Get home Momma’

Yet I hold on

Determined with every breath in my soul

To find you

Looking into the eyes of girls

Some younger than you

Standing out there on the corner

Waiting for a complete stranger to drive up

The taps of those heels running to the curb

Each time crushing me inside

Leaving me in worry

Fearing the worst outcome

I will walk until the heels of my shoes

Are worn to a frazzle

A beggar I have become

Still a Mother with hope

I find my child

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 9/21/2009
....A MOTHER...THERE IN THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD TIMES...AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. THIS WORK TOUCHED ME DEEPLY...I CAN RELATE TO IT COMPLETELY FOR 'CHARITY'(LOVE)...BEGINS AT HOME. DONE SO WELL AND ENJOYED IMMENSELY. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Axilea MU 9/7/2009
Nice construction to carry the story of a quest.
The emotion appears without being forced.

Axilea
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/4/2009
Wow Deb this one yanks the heart right out of a parent and leaves tear stains on my tee shirt for I CANNOT imagine if that had been one of mine...

fee
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 9/3/2009
I wish I could see your photos you post
they are a big white box with a little red X in it :(
This post rips into the heart allowing us to feel a depth of emptiness in dispair...deeply set in grievous emotions...
Peace & Blesings
Vickie
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