YOU WATCHED!

YOU WATCHED! You watched those unfortunate kids,The so-called street urchins,With pleading beseeching sunken eyes,Desperately calling out for help,A meal, a frock or shelterYou unflinchingly sent them packingYour excuse, they make the town unsafe

YOU WATCHED!

You watched those
unfortunate kids,
The so-called street urchins,
With pleading beseeching
sunken eyes,
Desperately calling out for help,
A meal, a frock or shelter
You unflinchingly sent
them packing
Your excuse, they make
the town unsafe

You watched those orphans
Guilty of sins unknown
Agony masking their
innocent faces
A testimony of years of anguish
Timidly calling out for help
For love, kindness or hope
Big drops of tears rolled
from your eyes
Is that all you could do?

You watched the handicapped
Struggling to be like
you and me
Indifferent to their needs you walked on
Forgetting that you too
are handicapped
Perhaps in a different way
Like a snail you abandoned
your shell
Can you soften your heart!
                                              
NATASHA DAPHINE
hozatash@yahoo.com
Riviera High School

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