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Homeless(I'm not but some people are...)

in the alley far away, sitting down on a piece of clay,
watching out for ravaged dogs, spying feet with no socks,
only bags for clothes around my people, i feel stalked by a peephole,
and this is only the beginning....

i lay in wait for my mother, to bring something home for shelter,
i work and help other fellows, but my cry is smothered with my pillow,
other kids go to school, with new clothes each year,
they often spy me walking around, and laugh and giggle each time
oh their so lucky as to have a dime....

there are rats and bugs, that live with me,
not to mention being on the streets,
if only i could be rich like some people i see on t.v.,
they don't know just how lucky they be....

i'll probably die this way, with nothing but this piece of clay,
there's not one day, i don't wish to be,
a child with shelter, love, and money...

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  1. Date: 8/2/2009 3:40:00 AM
    So many people live on the streets in this modern world of ours, in particular the Railway Children of India who stay under the train platforms and the street children of Brazil, where hundreds stay in the sewers, super poem Faire>>James

  1. Date: 3/23/2009 3:41:00 AM
    The flow, the rhythm, the imagery, the subject comes together in an indelible picture on the heart. Need more humanitarian write like this, Peace and love

  1. Date: 3/22/2009 7:59:00 PM
    Dear Faire, Been there done that Lived in a tent during the Winter in Vermont I can relate Excellent Write ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 3/22/2009 6:47:00 PM
    Very sad write..Pouring out from the bottom of your soul...I am very sorry for all your are going through. I can't tell you how many of Gods children I see on the street..It just pains me but with the little bit that I have, I try to help as many as I can...I pray that peace finds you and God blesses and supplies all your needs.. Just hang in there, Stay strong and Have Faith~ Tyesha

  1. Date: 3/22/2009 6:34:00 PM
    Sad story, written in vivid detail. reminds me of one of mine "price we pay" keep up the writing