LEFT BY THE WAYSIDE
BY: Renee Ravencraft Bierbaum
How did you get here, homeless man?
What cruel twist of fate,
Dropped you on this forgotten path
Of misery and waste?
What brought you to this, young woman?
What unfortunate roll of the dice,
Left you walking this street corner
Selling body and soul through the nights?
Who did this to you little child?
Your face is black and blue!
I can see there in your haunted eyes
That your heart is broken too.
What kind of people are we?
To allow others to live like this?
One can't even call that living.
They just fight to exist.
So what brought us here Americans...
Here to our indifferent state??
Leaving fellow men by the wayside,
As we continue on our way.