I scanned the boring menu
hunting something yummy to chew
nothing new was added yet
same old combinations of bread
Finally, ordered my favorite dessert
with spoon I began to flirt
unable to splurge thick cream
lost in some day dream
as the ice melt fast
began to ponder those outcast
in a flash something jolted
to exit door I headed
and looked for little beggar
tottering near my car’s bumper
presenting him the colorful combination
and his dry eyes moistened
gulping frosty milk in seconds
after momentary hesitance , I beckoned
His thin smile widened mine
as his misty eyes shined
And I paid my bill
myriad thoughts began to grill
over paltry happiness often missed
in race of life, wist.

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3 Responses to Paltry

  1. Andy says:

    Absolutely lovely. Sometimes, the greatest happiness in life comes from doing something nice for someone else, especially if they are less fortunate than you.

  2. Purvi says:

    very very humane! Loved it!

  3. Jingle says:

    bless your day, do come to poetry potluck today.


    love your blog.

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