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To the Beggar Who Daily Claims the Primo Spot Outside “The” Favorite Grocery Store

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To the Beggar Who Daily Claims the Primo Spot Outside “The” Favorite Grocery Store

When it comes to giving charity,
some of us seek clarity
seeking out the verity
of claims of gross austerity
or limits of dexterity.
We notice the disparity
––the sad peculiarity
that sometimes true sincerity
and the gross severity
of ills does not win parity
with those whose regularity
and excessive temerity
win familiarity
and extreme prosperity.

It’s true that popularity
earns more than insularity.
And, indeed, the rarity
of those who in sincerity
beg just when they need charity,
seldom brings them parity.
Begging irregularity
breeds unfamiliarity.
I rue the gross polarity.
So, though I will never be
filling the cup there on your knee,
do not pass judgment upon me.
The coin I haven’t shared with thee
I might give to the next I see.

The Prompt––Unpopular: Tell us about a time when you had to choose between two options, and you picked the unpopular choice.
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/unpopular/