Unfortunate One

Unfortunate One

A Poem by ksscampos
"

"The only time you should look down on someone is if you're helping them up. "

"
Unfortunate One

Give or take, give and take

Such is life’s mistake

 

Ones fortunate, others not so

May often lead to injustices

Especially if the thought is sharing

Food, money or

a place to sleep on a cold night

 

Bodies forgotten by society

Tears have been dried from their eyes

Tossed to the curb

Left stranded outdoors

 

A cup and cardboard sign

Their only possessions

A cry for help

Most often denied

 

A mother, father

Or a veteran

Who lost his limbs for your freedom

Now held prisoner

No cuffs or shackles

Just prejudice from bystanders

 

Judgments passed from assumptions

Of what lead one to such demise

Endless nights spent on hard concrete

Many days with nothing to eat

 

We assume naturally

That if that man just shaved

Put on a smile

He could find a job effortlessly

 

No compassion for those whom

Sleep on the curbside

“If he gave up drinking, he could change his life”

 

Take a second to ask

Even if he did his best

With no help from a caring heart

Would he ever find success?


© 2014 ksscampos



My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

in this fast passed land does anybody really care ,in a land of plenty and so much greed and proud looks
so much judgemental people to deal with the people that can help wont and the people that would help can`t almost as if it we`re planned we can only put our faith in god

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




Reviews

Great writing. There are a lot of unfortunate ones. If we would but look on the inside, to see what is causing the outside to take place, then maybe we would care more. In the society we live in, it's all about appearance and everyone is superficial. We must get past the exterior, and enter the interior to find the true treasures of the heart.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Like it Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Enjoyable reading I must say

Posted 2 Years Ago


I feel better just knowing that it is always possible to have less and what makes me feel best is not overeating. I hate when I eat the wrong thing or too much of it, it makes me feel terrible about life. Oh, to give up this battle for something else. So writing, yeah...that's a good idea for me too, and on top of that writing about how people are very alone out there and they even lost parts of their bodies; it's a danger or threat for all of us. We have to be thankful, we have to...even when things are not perfect maybe that's better...I'm trying to say the significant thing but you said it "With no help from a caring heart would he ever find success?" That's real, we are dependent upon a framework of other workers in our field and others and it's all about individual work paired with teamwork and bringing that together to see what is built from that

Posted 2 Years Ago


I thought it was wonderful. The message and sentiment is so greatly appreciated. You are so correct when you refer to the prejudice that exists. Many of those people are veterans; many are mentally ill. Many will become ill from the shock of being of those situations and it CAN happen to anyone. I don't usually make suggestions; may not being anything; but when I was reading the word demise; I thought as people refer to "meter" etc - the word "survive" came to mind toward the next line. I'm new at this so it's great as it is. Anyway......

Posted 2 Years Ago


very well penned.
you brought up some true facts sad and unfortunate.
maria rose

Posted 2 Years Ago


ksscampos

2 Years Ago

thank you! thank you for reading!
maria  ( rose)

2 Years Ago

you're very welcome:)
in this fast passed land does anybody really care ,in a land of plenty and so much greed and proud looks
so much judgemental people to deal with the people that can help wont and the people that would help can`t almost as if it we`re planned we can only put our faith in god

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Words can not describe how much I love the way you started it!
Keep it up!

Posted 2 Years Ago


ksscampos

2 Years Ago

Thank you Emily.
Yes, you're right of course. Beautiful plea to look at the less fortunatie people in our society. Well written. :)

Rudi

Posted 2 Years Ago


ksscampos

2 Years Ago

thank you for reading Rudi.. your comments always encourage me to keep writing.
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Of course, it's a virus and whe only can survive it by writing. :)

Rudi

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

582 Views
9 Reviews
Rating
Added on November 20, 2014
Last Updated on November 20, 2014

Author

ksscampos
ksscampos

boca raton, FL



About
#amateurpoet political madness a amateur writer, getting thoughts out of my head. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..