Updated: Jan 30, 2020
Maybe four years old Pretty pink pyjamas Dirty and torn
Wisdom of age Beyond young years Etched on your sad face
Feet cut & bleeding Have they ever seen shoes?
Hair matted Twigs for adornment Baubles of the earth
Blue plastic mug Held upwards Empty
You were here yesterday You will be here tomorrow But for how long?
The world walks by Seeing you Avoiding you
You touch their hearts Maybe their souls But not their wallets
It’s not money You need in your blue mug It’s love
Written about a child who lived under a bridge across the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand