Please sir a penny for a cup of tea.
I don’t ask for much as i go on one knee,
its bit cold out here and very lonely you see.

see I didn’t ask for this it was misfortune you see.
I lost everything and had to beg you see.
I once was proud and had a job to.
but now I’m homeless and could do with shelter too.

the world is my stage and i do care to
I live here and there and travel a bit too.
if I’m lucky i get meal or a morsel or two,
if not I just make do.

well I think of all of you going home each day,
spare a thought when you pass my way.

I don’t ask for much just little politeness will do,
and maybe a copper or two.

As I sit here with my life long possessions
they are but a few.

people once cared and I did to,
but things changed ,and now I’m here and make do.

I don’t complain just get upset as I watch all of you,
in your flash cars, running your businesses and wearing a smart suit too.

maybe one day your stop and say hello how are you .
I can but hope as you walk by and ignore me and be rude to.

make the most of your life as it could happen to you.
then you may think differently and wonder why
you ignored a homeless person too.

we are not any different we are just like you .
some of us had family and some of us were abused to.
some us got depressed, and couldn’t cope with life-like you.
so as we lost control we went down hill too.

we don’t ask for much but smile would be nice too,
and maybe roof over our heads and warm meal too.

so remember this each day when you go home to wife and food
some of us would like happiness and home to live in too.
Until then we have a door way ,or cardboard box if were lucky too.

We maybe the homeless but we are only human too
Spare a thought and remember us to.

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