The Beggar Woman

the beggar woman

squatting on grimy roadside
spindley legs stretched out
tattered dignity attempting to shield
her modesty as gaping holes guffaw
mocking screaming alongwith the
bruises and cuts inflicted by jeering
kids and that liquor ridden sod -the poor
excuse for a spouse who kicks her out
yet again to eke more pennies to moist his
gizzard as she pleads with pain stricken
mute eyes which were once clear and fierce
in heyday of full bloom when one wrong
choice hurled her into an abyss of
debauchery and cheap thrills reducing
and decanting her womanliness sucking
it out dehumanizing in relentless punishment

as she carries cataract scabs healing
hurts inside out

pictures from internet