Skinned Knees

Skinned knees

Blood red

Torn pants

Frayed rope belt

Too big for frail frame

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Nails caked

Hands shake

Dirty hands

Utensils for eating

Food is scarce

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Shirt ragged

Sleeves ripped

Buttons missing

Better than nothing

Shopped from trash

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Face leather

Beard unshaven

Hair matted

No place to shower

Embarrassed by odor

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Scrap cardboard

Help Me Please

Eyes pleading

Can you spare a dime

Will you spare a dollar

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Looking away

He’s invisible

Just a bum

Remember his knees

He wounds like us

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You pray to God

Recite His passages

Holier than thou

Looking down your nose

You detestable hypocrite

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~