The Poor Girl

Pic Credits: Musa. A flower girl

Each day as I walked to the market
I would see her holding a bunch
of flowers that would sway and say to me
why don’t you get us and relieve poor her..

She would request me, run around me
to buy a few from her, if not a bunch
Those days I could not ever sense
her need to sell them to feed poor her…


20 thoughts on “The Poor Girl

    1. This is so true when we are young and when we do not know much about such children who sell to make an innocent living…

    1. Thank you Subba. The flowers have a purpose even after they are plucked. They entice the buyer in us with their perfume and colors. The little girl goes on repeating how much your single purchase means to her. But sometimes we at a younger age just pause and then walk on without noticing and paying heed to her repeated pleas and that brings us to the question, who among the two is really poor?

      1. That’s a deeper question, I usually don’t bargain while buying with peoples selling on roadside, but sometimes we can’t believe all of them. I usually having the habit of buying with ladies who simply do their work calmly. But what an amazing thing is most of the time if I ready to pay the amount what they say, they themselves tell enough or you take one more. God is living in that kind of people.

  1. A message that is worthy for a generation that does not mind throwing away good money at an expensive mall but think more than ten times to part with less than a fraction of that to these little children who bear the brunt of the weather as they sell their wares.

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