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A BEGGAR CALLED TED
by John W Townsend
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We see a beggar, tramp, hobo, and we know nothing about their life or why they are here.

His feet were sore

his hands were cold

but the Sun was shining

as he walked the road.

People saw

what they wanted to see

they never saw the man

just the rags he wore.

A beggar called Ted

living in an empty

roof leaking shed

to him its plenty,

better than the life he had.

His wife and kids

were killed in a crash

now he cant go back

so he lives on the street,

eeking a living

from whats leftover

sitting in the bins.

Ted dont wanna live

but he has no choice

he was driving the car

so he pays the price.

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Reviewed by Linda Hill
John,
I also write for the homeless and this really hits home. No one looks at the 'man' only his torn clothes, his long beard. They don't look in his heart, try to feel what he's feeling. I have compassion for the homeless and wish I could help every one. Excellent write!!!!!

Blessings,
~Linda
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
John,

How tragic! Many more stories could be told by homeless people, it's a shame none will listen.

Mary
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
You are right, we sometimes only see what we want to see. Ted lives with much pain and regret and I am sorry...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by JMS Bell
SAD...BUT WELL WRITTEN...FILLED WITH GOOD PHRASES AND IMAGERY. GOD BLESS AND THANKS FOR SHARING. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
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