A poor little girl once got lost in the streets so mean and loud..
Her mom was missing; misplaced, she was, in a strange crowd!!
Her pretty pink pinafore, the blouse within, of a soft baby hue;
Her neatly combed hair, the ribbon, the bow and boots so new!!
Searching, weeping and crying, till she was all wet, hoarse and sore,
Calling out aloud for her mommy, she ran into the café next door..
Scared beyond her wits, she pranced about, like one out of her mind;
Her attire so smart and her tears, were noted by patrons, sweet and kind!!
Smiling they called out to her and bade her pleasantly to come near…
Shocked and in a state of daze, the little one instead cringed in fear!!
Driven by a scare of unknown, blindly she ran, onto the busy highway;
Slipping and falling, she scampered to the other side, like a mongrel stray!!
She turned back at the end of her sprint; looked about and gathered her wits;
Saw that the café she just exited, was she had dined in, during her earlier visits;
She smoothened her hair and attire that was now soiled and torn so badly..
Crossing the road, this time carefully, she made her way back there, gladly!!
The treatment she received, however made her shrink and cringe in pain!!
In tattered and dirty attire, she was now an object to behold in disdain..
They turned their noses at her sullied, tear streaked and mud crusted face,
Wondering how they could allow a vagrant like her to enter the lofty place!!
The waiter swaggered towards her angrily and very rudely showed her the door..
Told her that she should exit right away, else, a trashing for her was in store!!
As she staggered out, in a dazed state, fate smiled, heaven’s glory be..
A familiar voice called out to her; the girl turned and cried, “Oh! Mummy”!!
Mother and child are now happily united; “All’s well that ends well”, they say!
Could they not perceive the agonizing demise of humanity, that sad day?
“Their reaction was natural, she was filthy”, say those with their worldly sense!!
Can’t they see in the little child’s heart, the cadavers of trust and innocence?
The inner child in us withers and expires, and in good, trust forever is broken;
When faces turn away from the lost ones, in humanity one’s faith is shaken!!
Every time a fond and caring heart learns that the world only loves the rich,
Humankind takes another irretraceable step towards hell’s bottomless ditch!!