Poem -

CIGARETTES AND ALCOHOL FOR DINNER

Used and abused beer can on a park bench
Lets out a pungent smell and starting to stench
Discarded cigarette butts were also there too
Who did they belong to I haven't a clue

A little further ahead I notice a cardboard box
Fastened down to the ground with secure locks
Looks to me someone slept there last night
The tatty blanket inside surely that's not right

I get to the point of my destination shaking my head
Cigarettes and alcohol for dinner and a box for a bed
Just another homeless person in another town or city
Where they are ignored and shown no respect or pity
 

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Mitsali Fatima

Your words are uncomplicated and simple to understand yet you still manage to make an impactful read,
Well done :)

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lodigiana

As always Kieran, an excellent write with a strong, punchy message! 

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