Street Urchins

By Vaidyanathapuram Shankar


They are the Almighty's creation as good as any,

But many a stray dog is dealt a better hand than these.

Their little bodies are mostly covered in tatters,

Quite a few carry evidence of  inhuman abuse.

These unfortunate beings taunt our disturbed  conscience,

Till we hurry away, applying quickly salve to our pin- pricked feelings.

All our well-read and Whatsapp educated ethics,

Bottled securely for yet another forward, and a few likes.

This poem won in Instagram Weekly Contest held by @delhipoetryslam on the theme 'Street Kids'

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