She walked down the alleyway

Her hair was all Grey

Her warm brown eyes twinkling like a star

Her eyesight was blur

But she saw what most couldn’t

She heard how the growling stomach of the homeless man stopped when he eat a square meal

She heard the bird’s thirst quench as it drank fresh water from the pot

But who was there to give her a warm meal when she was starving?

Who was there to satisfy her thirst when her throat was all dry

“When I grow up and get a job, I’ll treat you like a queen” he said

I’ll be waiting for you son she whispered weakly to herself

As she closed her eyes which used to shine

The man sat there waiting for food as the bird flew away searching for water

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