You might say misfortunate
Badly dressed yet sharp in thought
Lowly placed
And little regarded by the mighty
Yet possessing a gift after which many seek and lust

I am not one of those whose faces bulge
Who sit and rejoice over their ill-gotten wealth
For I think of today and let tomorrow take care of it self
It is not that I blame my parents for my predicament
They have given me their all no matter how small

For mama, I have learned to love and honour her words
And learn her ways
For papa he was the silent one
Not much a man of many words
But his love was true and gave what he could till icy unrelenting death came for him

For now I am poor but sharp in thought
Someday I hope to be sharp in thought and have fortune for my sake and the sake of others
You might call me Poor
You might say misfortunate
But that is my lot.

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