Brother can you spare some change food for a weary man, maybe a drink I'm so hungry I'm quite ill I've not eaten for three days, I think. Thank you, kind sir, you really are for I've travelled many miles and towns I've really come quite far you see most people stare and tut and frown. The night is cruel you have no warmth Here, take my coat you need it most for when the eve' brings frost and cold I'll be by the fire as warm as toast. What lead you down this wretched path? How did you lose your life? Was it the bottle or gambling hard? or some other form of strife. No sir I had a wife and kids a house, a job, a car a working man I was and proud the happiest man alive by far. My job and car were first to go then they took my goods without my house I had no wife I now live in the woods. This is me now I'm on my own begging for a crumb I am no-one any more It seems my life is done.
© D Marsden 2017