A Happy Meal
Updated: Dec 2, 2018
Eoin and Rose, All alone,
Hands out, Who's hungry?
Rose, a young teenaged girl
and Eoin, her four year old,
on the drab Dublin streets,
all alone, ten years ago,
not looking for sweets
Now near his mother´s age,
Is he still on the street?
Are they even alive,
fighting for their lives?
I met them on a street,
hungry for lunch, they weak from it
I brought them to McDonalds
A Happy Meal for the little one
nothing for his mother,
she sipped from her coffee cup,
begged for food but ate nothing
She begged for money for a blanket
but would not buy one, with me
Would a blanket cost her money,
begging on the street?
Who took her money at the end of the day?
I guess I'll never know but hungry and cold,
I left Eoin and Rose, all alone.
Begging for a blanket, ten years ago.
With no blankets or sheets,
sitting on the cold Dublin streets,
I wonder how he grew up, all those years ago
Have you ever met a six foot tall,
How many happy meals will Eoin enjoy in his short life?
Morgan Fagg En Madrid 2nd of March 2016
THE BUS HOME: a man sits all alone outside the Bank of Ireland