your world in a bag

For a homeless person who doesn’t have much
There are few things about which we can brag
Especially when everything you wear, own, and such
Is summed up in your world in a bag.

That’s how it is when you live on the street
You learn about the meaning of gratitude
For little things like a jacket and shoes on your feet
When your world is in one bag, you have a different attitude

Carrying everything you own on your back
Or pushing around a shopping cart filled with your stuff
This is when you know what it means to lack
And when the littlest thing is more than enough

This is what I’m trying to express
It isn’t a joke, a prank, or a gag
When you’re on the streets you live with less
And learn to appreciate your world in a bag.

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