Bin Raider
Author: Ben Franklin


Another cold night ahead,
a thick frost
and no bed,

Dirty clothes that stink of urine,
there nice shoes your wearing,
would you like to walk in mine?

passers by shout abuse at me as
I raid the bins,
they dont realise im a decent man
and that there the ones living a life of

Im just trying to put food in my belly,
good luck to ya whilst your tucked up
in the warm
watching the telly.

Have you ever begged before?
would you know where to start?
you just carry on walking past with your warm jackets,
at least I know I have a warmer heart.

------- Author's Notes -------

Whilst walking to the station on wednesday night,
there was a tramp raiding the bins,he manged to find two pizzers, but it was the publics attidude towards him that stunk, a group of adults were pointing and shouting "you dirty barstard"! that acted like he was an animal,when in truth they were the animals.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian ( -- Sunday, January 16 2005, 01:11 am

You know

Bin Raider, nice topic! It's terrible to know we have selfish people among us, who think themselves too high and mighty to give at least a crumb to a beggar, even though it may not suffice his hunger nor thirst-----But, it'll mean a great deal to them, if they knew someone cared for them enough to give them a drink of water or something. Also B, we have con-artists in this world too, and it's hard to differentiate, or distinguish between an honest man, and a freeloader, since we know little about their demeanor, and all. This ties in with limiting our friendliness.

But, enough of my talk! Brilliant poem, my man!
Smiley face,
Ben F ( -- Sunday, January 16 2005, 10:55 am

thank you

thanks for reading meg.
Megan ( -- Tuesday, January 18 2005, 09:11 pm

Bin Raider

Very interesting and so full of compassion.
Ben F ( -- Wednesday, January 19 2005, 09:22 am


thank you megan,
thanks for reading.
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