The Digi Begs [The Online Beggars [

Ajay Amitabh Suman
2 min readMar 5, 2023

The advent of internet has transformed people’s lifestyles in many ways. Beggars are not the excetion either. New Age Beggars are updated enough to exploit the digital mod of payment by manipulating people’s emotions. Here is a A humorous poem about online begging.
The Digi Begs [Digital Beggars]
While roaming in the market,
I saw a beggar on the street,
Who was asking for a grant,
With smartphone at his feet,
His voice was croaky,
His clothes were all torn,
Still didn’t worry, had,
Paytm on his phone.
He begged from anyone,
On street , he could find,
And offered his barcode,
With hope in his mind.
He called up the kids,
Their moms dads and sis,
And pleaded them all,
For a little of their bliss.
Please Send me some,
grant he would implore,
I am Just a poor beggar,
With no bread in store.
All laughed at him ,
That Digi beg though,
Still all have granted,
Him bliss of rainbow.
And so on that beggar,
With phone at his feet,
Collected the grant and,
Pleased with the treat.
He thanked all kids,
Their moms dads too,
And then proceeded to,
Beg some where new.
And I was surprised,
What a world of today,
Even Beggars updated,
Have found new way,
Their selfies are sad,
With frowns so deep,
With ad-on to make them,
Look oh-so-sweet.
Their Instagram posts,
Are a sight to see,
With sad filters and ,
Captions they plea.
Please help me out,
as I am in need,
And hope that you all,
be kind, indeed.
This online drama,
It’s ways so strange,
With norms all old,
Forever have changed.
So next time if digi beg,
Says he is in need,
Be aware of him & you,
Need not to cede.
Don’t get fooled by his,
Digital such asks,
For beggars are beggars ,
Just pseudo are masque.
Ajay Amitabh Suman
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Ajay Amitabh Suman

[IPR Lawyer & Poet] Delhi High Court, India Mobile:9990389539