The Rag Picker's Tale

A.J.Augustine By A.J.Augustine, 27th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Rag Pickers lead an unenviable life.This poem is about one such soul as he goes about his daily chore.

The Rag Picker's Tale

The smell,the sweat and the sack.
A tidy resume for an untidy soul,
Seeking solace in the garbage hole,
As poverty plays its filthy role.

Friends he has.
Not fair weather friends.The fleas.
Rain or shine,they stick to him.
The sack was just a time-out place.

Accoutre wasn't his priority,
And his trousers had seen better days.
His buttocks peeped out in curiosity,
At humor unspoilt by adult phase.

Rag Picker's friends

Nothing like the open sky,
For aching bones and a drowsy eye.
His dreams were more of the rotten pie,
That changed its contour with every fly.

Pickpockets,petty thieves and beggars were his pals.
Necessity,like a mother,kept them from fall.
He valued their friendship,warts and all,
Was always at hand to end a brawl.

Mahatma,his footsteps,walked into history.
This rag picker,a footnote,walks in misery.
When fate unveils yet another mystery,
Therein lies a compelling story.

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Fleas, Friends, Garbage, Pals, Poverty, Rag, Rag Picker, Sack, Walk

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author avatar Denise O
27th Feb 2012 (#)

Good story. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Shana Dines
27th Feb 2012 (#)

Very moving and emotional, especially with so many homeless now.

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author avatar Shana Dines
27th Feb 2012 (#)

Very moving and emotional, especially with so many homeless now.

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author avatar A.J.Augustine
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks Denise and Shana for your appreciation of the poem.

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