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Sunday, 31 March 2013

May be I helped in causing a great positive change in a girl who was living on the street

This was something that really happened 10 days ago and I posted it on G+ the same day, which happened to be World Poetry Day!

Today happens to be one of the happiest days of my life. I came to know about a girl, 16-17 years old, who was begging on the street because she was a run away from home and she knew she wasn't going to be accepted back in her home even when her life might be in danger.

I came to know about her from a lady who works as a domestic help, she wanted to help her but didn't know how. Most of my day was spent today, coordinating between the child help line members and the domestic helper lady who knew where the girl could be found. I received a call this afternoon from a child help line member informing me that she was finally rescued and was safe and sound.
Thank god she wasn't begging far away from where she was spotted initially so they could find her, although with some difficulty!
I am celebrating world poetry day, here is my attempt, based on the life of this girl:

"The Beggar Girl"

The outside world looked so beautiful
From the confines of my home
And my home, was such a drag
Dull, monotonous and gloomy..
My life had just school with tons of homework that I hated..

One fine day,
I decided to fulfill my sweetheart's wish...
To run away with him to an exciting place he promised...
And I did;

To my horror, I realized that my sweet heart was,
After all not so sweet,
Instead, was getting bitter over every other thing, until..

One fine day I found only darkness around me,
There was neither sweet nor bitter to be found anywhere!
Nowhere to go, nothing to look forward to..

I cried so much until my tears lost all energy to come out,
My stomach churned with hunger, I couldn’t  bear it anymore…

So, here I am, the beggar girl..
I extend my arm out to anyone on the street,
Asking for food or money or even clothes.
I sleep in the day so I could be awake at night..
And guard myself against the vultures that roamed the streets,

Once a nice old man who gave me some food,
Brought me to this big temple.
Told me I would be safer here..

Here I am, the beggar girl,
I beg here, I live here, I exist with all of you
On this big space called planet earth.


  1. Nice read :)

    Though I do not have any competence i commenting upon the poem, but I have enjoyed reading it.

    And offcourse it was so nice for you to do something to that girl, which in the present times few people take trouble to do.

  2. It is impotant to share stories like yours!

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time out to visit my blog and comment! Yes, it is very important for the world to know what is happening with many of the fellow humans. I feel the need to do more and I live with the guilt of not doing something that could cause a visible change!

  3. How wonderful that you were able to help!

  4. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time out to go through my blog. So greatly appreciated. I cannot explain what great pleasure this positive incident has bestowed up on me. As a giver/helper I was equally benefited, I would say!