I saw someone a few days ago

We talked for a while

I asked him if he had a family

He replied "Once rejected, always rejected"

I next passed a homeless couple

We talked also

I asked them if they had a home

They said "Once forsaken, always forsaken"

When I went through life

I thought of their words

And sorrow overcame me

It was true

Both rejected and forsaken

I wandered through my older years

And every time someone passed

A tear fell from these old eyes