All alone on this path as I tread
Can’t remember when last I was fed
No care, no love, no one who said
“Come here my child, let me put you to bed”
Fending for myself, alone on the streets
No fuss, no tantrum, no one dancing on my beats
No pampering, no gifts, no toys or treats
With open arms, no one who meets
Sobbing tears if I ever feel weak
Where do I go, which shelter to seek
Who is there to kiss my cheek
To say, “My dear, you’re truly unique!”
I sometimes feel very scared
As I live on streets exposed and bare
Is there not even one here or there?
The warmth of an abode with me who can share
Whom to complain if I ever want to
How I wish for a door to go through
To live a life, totally different and new
To have all the things which currently are few
Not easy it is to live all alone
Famished always, body like a bone
Callously ignored & on the streets thrown
Before being a child, feeling all grown
Why this bias, getting punished for what?
Why have I been sent – is it only to rot?
Did YOU send me here and just forgot?
To fend for myself I’ve all alone fought!
I have some dreams, even I want to live
I am sure for me, YOU have something to give
If I was ever wrong, now please forgive
Small favours only, nothing that I need is too big
A family to love, someone to care
Someone who’ll lovingly stroke my hair
And as I tread out, this time to learn
Someone – who’ll wait for even my return!