The Unknowns

Oh! They exist!
They see you walking by
They stare at you with eyes run dry
They try to tell you their sorry tale
If you’d listen
If you’d only look their way

(But do you know they exist?)

Of course you see them
But what do you do? You scorn at them!
‘They caused it for themselves didn’t they?
And they are the government’s problem!’
I hear you say
You’d rather just walk ahead and look away
And hope they don’t come in your way.

(Do you want them to exist?)

They just sit around and have nothing else to do
Counting coins and the hours too
They’re all over the streets
No better than thieves
Dressed in stench-filled rags
Oh! God forbid if they touched your hand!
They face the harsh weather with hands and feet bare
But the fact is none of us care.

The homeless, the poor, the downtrodden
They live amongst their own
Even in our idealistic and perfect world
They will live and die Untouched and Unknown.


Comments

  1. hey this poem is gud...and i luv it for the simple fact it tries to throw light on..

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  2. you know thats the kind of apathy we develop cuz we live in the situation. and thats exactly what we need to consciously avoid doing. but the thought needs to arise in more young people for the apathy to change to some form of proactive attempt. thing is, young people today would rather not discuss serious stuff.

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  3. there is a lot of work being done by people prominent and not-so-prominent for the poor, the downtrodden.. love alone can save us, keep us alive in a sense.. else we may find ourselves, at the end of our lives, thinking.."heck, it really wasnt worth it".. we need to develop more love.. and for that, we need to get people to BELIEVE in love first.. that love isnt a waste of their time, that it is indeed one o the few things thats actually worth their time..

    how can we make them believe that empathy, and not apathy, is the right way to run this small world of ours?

    we can of course ignore the issue altogether.. at the risk of slowly but steadly losing our humanness

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  4. an eye opener.... !!

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  5. HHHMMMMMMMMMM......................

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