Poem -

The homeless reflection

A homeless man's experience ...

When I stare into the crowd
I feel a pain so low
The uselessness I carry
Keeps me away from the glow
Walking around just to keep
warm during the day. 
People so hostile saying get out of my way. 
As night time approaches, we huggle up in the cold. 
In some damp subway making me feel so old. 
Rats keep us company their noises fill the night. 
Continuing for hours until the morning light. 
Woken up forcefully and sent to another dreaded day. 
Picking up my belongings and told to go on my way. 
Hunger fills my soul with regrets from the past. 
I really don't know how long I can last. 
 Carrying lifes possessions all in my hand
Walking around weirily until I can hardly stand. 
One of these days I may find my way again. 
Until that day arrives
my soul will  feel pain. 

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charlotte

You really put across the loneliness and sadness of the homeless man . It's sad . I have seen a guy in town who clearly is homeless because he sleeps on a bench and he looks tired . It's sad . This is a good write . I feel sorry for homeless people , maybe more people should stop and atleast offer food or a drink to these people . Myself and sister have done this once before given a guy a sandwich and a drink 

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Andy Davies

Hi Charlotte. Thank you so much for your kind words. That is wonderful to know. You can see the sadness in their eyes and the pain in their empty faces. I agree totally with you and more should be done to eradicate the growing problem. 

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charlotte

It's so sad . So many people walk on by , not acknowledging this person , not saying anything . Their sadness and loneliness must be overwhelming . 

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Andy Davies

Yes and they don't choose that way of life. A lot of the time, it's from an unpaid debt, mental health issue, or a broken down relationship. Nevertheless, people need to be helped a lot more in these awful situations. 

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Lyndy Bo-Lyn

Hi Andy - your poem spells out the pain of being homeless. People are so selfish and only think of themselves. I've seen the way that they ignore homeless people, and it's so shameful. When I am out shopping, I always try and acknowledge homeless people and give them something. It doesn't hurt to show a little charity; anyone can become homeless!

What does it take to be a little more charitable and show goodwill!

Lyn

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Andy Davies

Hi Lyn. Thank you so much for your kind words. I feel so much for these people. I can't imagine how awful and degrading it is for them. X

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