Beggar or Prince?
I walk the littered and unswept streets of home
Every step I take in my silence amidst the drone
A face of joy, a face of weeping sorrow
Where will the bread come from the morrow?
The beggar free from attachments and worldly ways
Freedom is his whole life a lonely soul that strays
Amongst the men of rich and opulent suits
Adorned with garbage, money their tasteless fruits
The drunk intoxicated lost days of illusions
Sailing on a sea of empty bottles with no conclusions
The man with a drug filled syringe shooting highs
Whilst his inner soul glances, weeps and cries
He is a lost and lonely soul that roams the land
Reaching out for the highest spiritual helping hand
Not really knowing what is within that is so profound
A past memory hidden patiently waiting to be found
We are all roses in this great world of tormented and twisted thorns
Respect for all our brothers and sisters that are here to be reborn
Let us remember that we do not know who the beggar is
Beneath the pain, he is the prince and Heaven is his.
“When you share your last crust of bread with a beggar, you mustn't behave as if you were throwing a bone to a dog. You must give humbly, and thank him for allowing you to have a part in his hunger.”
Giovanni Guareschi quote
I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God. Mother Teresa
It is a kingly act to assist the fallen. Mother Teresa
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. Mother Teresa
It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. Mother Teresa
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. Mother Teresa
Arthas Destiny ~ Loreena McKennitt
Dedicated to Master S.