Judging a book by it’s cover!

I saw one man old and weak.

His clothes were tattered,

But his smile was only thing that mattered.

One thing that made me curious was this bag he carried.

He kept it beside him wherever he’d go,

There was another man, I think he was his foe.

The other man saw him with utmost disgust,

One thing was clear, 

Their wealth was defined by whose clothes had most tears.

The old man went back to his nook,

The aversion didn’t take leave from the other man’s look.

Late in the evening, I saw the old man again,

He was carrying his favourite bag without which he could not sustain.

I peeked through the narrow window pane,

What I saw I could not contain.

The old man’s bag was full of paper,

There were truckload of people with joined hands and bowed knees.

The old man pulled a bundle of   Crisp new notes which had symbols of dollar.

Yet again, I made a blunder by judging a book by it’s cover!

©Shonessa 2017. All rights reserved.

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  1. Hmmm… This is really a very nice poem having a strong message… Yes, we often judge and come to conclusion too early… Beautifully penned… Liked it… 🙂

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  2. Veronica Khanna June 9, 2017 — 5:03 pm

    Yet again a great work from your side, Shonessa. We go threw this event almost everyday; judging others by looking at their face or clothes, but it is said that everyone is carrying their own cross and feeling the burden of it. I want to wish you all the best for more of such fantastic writing. God bless!!!😙

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  3. Wow…telling story through poem…tough job done well…

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  4. Nice poem, Really Good Message

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  5. Wow. Nice proverb beautifully composed in shape of poem

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  6. This was so gooooood!😃 love ittt

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