Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shove Me the Money

image from http://www.hobotraveler.com/2005/12/streets-of-manila-photos.html

Eyes ten years older than they really are
A face well trained to incite sympathy
An empty stomach and a hungry heart
Sunburnt skin on a tired gaunt body

Calloused fingers tapping on car windows
Filthy hands begging for a mere peso
An angry scowl and an embittered frown
As he is ignored and looked down upon

Society's shame, a syndicate's pawn
City's scourge, a politician's icon
A corrupt cop's lunch, a tourist eyesore
A pedophile's wet dream, twisted pimp's whore

Cursing his parents, wishing away time
Sniffing glue he escapes reality
Life of vandalism and petty crime
His dirty finger for humanity