ALL THEY WANTED – BY Henrietta Aligbo

People passing,people minding their own business.
They cried they beg frantically, but no one seem to care.
For whatever called money,a gift,a smile,an encouragement was all they wanted.

Asleep in the dark another day under the bridge.
sneaking glaces at people.
Scared, shiver,sweating but no one seem to care.
For what ever called money,a gift,a smile,an encouragement was all they wanted.

People passing,people minding their own business.
Still they kept believing,kept moving.
Their hope,their only bread.
Days passes,months passes,years passes still hoping.

Out of the world moving like I was being pushed
Sweating,I tried using an handkerchief but each time I tried I found out I had none. Days passes,months passes,years passes.
No destination, still moving.

Saw myself speaking.
I screamed, I cried.
Smiling she said I had no home,no mansion.
I was homeless,I was hopeless.
I have given them nothing.
Whatever called money,a gift,a smile,an encouragement was all they wanted.

My little wasn’t good enough.
My best should have been better.
I couldn’t take the hurt.
I screamed and screamed my head off,until I had stop hearing my own voice.

Woke up,burst into tears
A dream,a warning.
Now I have to let you know.
Whatever called money,a gift,a smile,an encouragement was all they wanted…..

Credits To Henrietta Aligbo

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