A Lame Beggar

I am unable, yonder beggar cries,
To stand, or move; if he say true, he lies.

by John Donne

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Though small, dangerous!
If the beggar is unable to stand or walk, he has to lie. On the other hand, if he says what he expresses is true, it is a lie. Poet seems to tell us a story about a beggar, which seems dubious, I feel. What ever it may be, poem is a brilliant expression of a poetic heart.
A lame is running a dumb is speaking and a blind is describing a picture....It's a true lies
The negativism of life makes the human being to do such begging like jobs to find out a living and here the poet says only few lines and though this is good.
Even in today's society, you can't be sure if the lame beggar is telling the truth... so many people want to take advantage.. awesome poem :)
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