May I Wipe Your Windscreen Please?

Updated on March 27, 2018
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I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Windscreen Wiper
Windscreen Wiper

May I wipe your windscreen please?

Just for a few cents, a piece of bread or a slice of cheese?

I know your wiper blades work, but so does my wiper

Can’t you see I am hustling? Or is it too hard to decipher

I don’t want to sound rude, but you can be a bit more subtle with the rejection

Can’t you show a homeless boy a bit of love, a small fraction of affection?

I know I am dirty, and my clothing is raggedy

But life for me has been quite devastatingly

You see, my father died when I was 6 years of age

My mother got hooked on drugs and lost me to the state

I have been moved to 14 state homes in 14 years

I have suffered, been abused, molested, rejected. It is as if no one cares


I decided to make life on the streets, hustling daily to eat

Hijacking windscreens as they come to a stop on the streets

Many times people call the cops on us

Saying we have harassed them, but God knows we did nothing of such

All I have is this bottle of soap water and this windscreen wiper

I have to make at least 10 dollars before the traffic gets lighter

So you see, it is not my intention to bother you in your nice motor vehicle

So go ahead, continue to sip you coffee while I make you windshield clean and almost invisible

I have become an expert now, I am the fastest windscreen wiper in town

But quite efficient and clean, there is no other wiper like me around

Thank you, thank much for this dollar, have a good day

Now here comes another motorist, I better wipe this one right away.

© 2018 Clive Williams

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      Clive Williams 8 weeks ago from Jamaica

      Yes it is Flourish.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 weeks ago from USA

      I’ve had them do this in New Orleans and it’s sad. I like this best out of all the things you’ve written.

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      Clive Williams 3 months ago from Jamaica

      Thats good Eric, that's good.

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A gut check for me for sure. I hate when they do that. Sometimes I can be a jerk.

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      Clive Williams 3 months ago from Jamaica

      Thank you Threekeys

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      Threekeys 3 months ago from Australia

      This makes one uncomfortable and I am so glad you wrote with understanding and a wholistic compassion.

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      Clive Williams 3 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Frank...a sad world for many.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 months ago from Shelton

      damn Clive this was good in a sad way.. awesome

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