Writer Highlight Featuring Sue Lobo: EXCUSE ME SIR:

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Writer Highlight Featuring Sue Lobo: EXCUSE ME SIR:

Excuse me sir, could you give me a minute
of your time?
I do not want your dollars & I shall never
beg your dime,
I just want your greeting, a nod, just a
small little glance,
Please don’t walk past me with your eyes
turned askance.
Excuse me sir, could I ask you to please
touch my hand?
I´m not contagious, I´ll not dirty you with
old dusty sand,
I only want your gesture, just a small
& gentle little touch,
Please sir, tell me, is what I´m asking,
really far too much?
Excuse me sir, could you just give me one
kind little word?
I do not want your riches & money; I am
not that absurd,
I just want your nod, a simple, “hello, how
do you do?”
So that I may answer, “Fine thank you sir
& how are you?”
Excuse me sir, I am just a simple beggar,
but I´m not a thief,
I´m just begging for some recognition &
a little light relief,
From harsh realities of life &
pavements of hard cold stone,
So excuse me sir, just one little smile,
before you go on home.
Excuse me sir, could you give me a minute
of your time?
I do not want your dollars & I shall never
beg your dime,
I just want your greeting, a nod, just a
small little glance,
Please don’t walk past me with your eyes
turned askance.
Excuse me sir, could I ask you to please
touch my hand?
I´m not contagious, I´ll not dirty you with
old dusty sand,
I only want your gesture, just a small
& gentle little touch,
Please sir, tell me, is what I´m asking,
really far too much?
Excuse me sir, could you just give me one
kind little word?
I do not want your riches & money; I am
not that absurd,
I just want your nod, a simple, “hello, how
do you do?”
So that I may answer, “Fine thank you sir
& how are you?”
Excuse me sir, I am just a simple beggar,
but I´m not a thief,
I´m just begging for some recognition &
a little light relief,
From harsh realities of life &
pavements of hard cold stone,
So excuse me sir, just one little smile,
before you go on home.

© Sue Lobo

Response to our Inspiration Call on December 4, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/CreativeTalentsUnleashed/photos/pb.138199699724370.-2207520000.1418564422./295713197306352/?type=3&theater



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1 reply

  1. This poem has been posted twice running together.

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