Posts tagged ‘homeless’

June 13, 2019

JIMMY CARTER TELLS AMERICA THE TRUTH!!

by thereluctantpoet

JIMMY CARTER - CHRISTIAN VALUES

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December 22, 2018

HAIKU: I THINK OF OTHERS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Christmas Eve’s Coming

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May 7, 2018

Ballad of a Stray

by Nick Anthony

“Shoo!” they say to me all day,
As I wander, unwanted and alone,
Down lonely streets, looking for meat,
And a dry place to call my home.

Among the two-legs, I scavenge their dregs
My ribs bruised by their kicks,
While snobby Maltese snub my maladies:
Rabid and half consumed by ticks. 

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December 18, 2017

HAIKU: YOUR CHRISTMAS LOVE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Does Your Christmas Love

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October 10, 2017

HAKIU: THE GYPSY LIFE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The gypsy life is

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September 26, 2017

Something’s Off

by Nick Anthony

Outside the temple,
Starving homeless beg for food
While monks drive mopeds.

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February 27, 2016

Along the ditch line.

by Dave

Along the ditch line corpses
of ash
and thorn 

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December 19, 2015

Cold Christmas (Poem for Christmas – poetry challenge)

by Jem Croucher

Poem for Christmas – poetry challenge

 

Can I ask your indulgence for just a mo?
and to picture a scene with me?
It’s cold and it’s started snowing
And down there, close to the sea

There’s an empty bus shelter and an old cardboard box
And a man on a bench looking grim
Do you remember that day when you were shopping in town
Can you not remember him?

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May 23, 2015

~ Pittsburg Street Scene

by ladyliterati

Pittsburgh Street Scene
Pittsburgh city street

She stood on the corner

Guitar in hand

Her sign read:

“To ugly to prostitute”
So she played

On and on,

Coins tossed in her case

Occasionally a green back;

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April 20, 2015

~ Counting Quarters  

by ladyliterati

On the corner

She counted quarters

Dropped by compassion,

Passer-bys

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December 31, 2014

~ Paradox ~

by ladyliterati

~ Paradox ~

Congregating birds
Homeless lady sowing seeds
Central Park charity

O’Prunty
12/31/14

December 19, 2014

Christmas Trilogy

by graypoet

I originally posted these in 2012, but had them on my mind. I thought I would share again, happy holidays to all my friends…

Week Before Christmas Trilogy Part 1 – Homeless
Posted on December 7, 2012 by graypoet

Twas a week before Christmas
I was snuggled down in my box
The rats were still active
I kept close my can of rocks.

I still wonder about my family
It’s hard not to think of the past
I hold on to the dignity I have left
I pray this cold weather does not last.

I’m still able to look for a job
It’s not just the life of charity for me
But as more and more are finding out
Today companies have very little loyalty.

I can’t blame those led by greed
I’ll keep looking for a better solution
There will be food and friends around
As I volunteer to help down at the mission.

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December 9, 2014

Poetry Challenge: Christmas

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.
 
 
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A sobering thought

Can I ask your indulgence for just a mo?
and to picture a scene with me?
It’s cold and it’s started snowing
And down there, close to the sea
There’s an empty bus shelter and an old cardboard box
And a man on a bench looking grim
Do you remember that day when you were shopping in town
Can you not remember him?

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August 14, 2014

Homeless

by TanGental

He lies on a bench, face like a tomato

Whiskery, grey, breathing staccato;

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December 22, 2013

Something More

by Kerrie Ann Salsac

Christmas Poem: Challenge

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Christmas, the season full of merriment,

with family dinners and gifts galore.

But why don’t we try an experiment?

Why don’t we all work toward something more?

With family dinners and gifts galore,

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December 10, 2013

Howling Wind

by Kerrie Ann Salsac

I hear the wind howling my name,

my presence it tries to discover,

beating against the window frame.

I shiver, pull up the cover,

hiding from the deadly dark outside;

my presence it tries to discover.

Too many people now have died,

left all alone, clinging onto hope,

hiding from the deadly dark outside.

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December 23, 2012

Homeless at Christmas

by Harry

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It may be Christmas

when people are joyous

but i have no-one

i have nothing

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It may be Christmas

 when families are eating

all i might get

is a bowl of soup

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