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The tears flowed like rain drops 
Lost I walk in this world alone
Dazed and confused I cannot think
What was, is now in the past
The link has been severed and broken
My tormented thoughts became more  jumbled
The more I tired it seems the more I cried
Things turned wrong at every angle
It sat inside my thoughts
It tormented me each night and day
My nights became endless sleeps
My days became more depressed
I lost everything I once had
Now I am homeless in America.

note-- so many have become homeless in America. My thoughts go out to these folks who
once had so much and now are left with nothing.  I was horrified to hear that some only get five dollars a day to eat. That is just awful. So much more needs to be done to feed people.

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 10:50:00 AM
    You are so human Phyllis, we are so lucky thank God. Hope your weather is better. Here we are ok. Terry xo

  1. Date: 4/6/2013 11:23:00 AM
    Phyllis; This is so true. I hope it is not your case. There are a lot of people like that here. Sometimes, I think that the Gov. helps out the wrong people. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 4/6/2013 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No this is not true of me but one I know has gone thru this and I hope and pray that she has a new life starting again. I could only give her my shoulder and a listening ear. I think she will be okay .
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 6:58:00 AM
    I sometimes forget how lucky we are in Canada Phyllis, except for experimental drugs we are covered for hosiptal ,tests and doc. visits. You conveyed your friends homeless plight so well .I pray for people to get the help they need. xx Anne

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 4/6/2013 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne. I sometimes feel so helpless when so many are hungry in this world. Yes, we are lucky to have free health care, drugs, doc. visits and tests. We are so very lucky.
  1. Date: 3/31/2013 4:18:00 PM
    I can tell you how some of them become that way. they lose their homes with medical bills that are so unreasonable thanks to our health care system where the insurance companies have all the control And even under Obamacare it is going to continue that way. Sorry, but it makes me hopping mad. And there are many other reasons for it, but it is a big mess and only going to get worse. I pray you and those I love will never have to face this kind of life. A thoughtful poem, Phyllis.

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 4/6/2013 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Andrea I feel for all your folks and your health care. We are so lucky here in Canada
  1. Date: 3/31/2013 3:11:00 PM
    loved this moving write, my friend - and I agree with your notes. Hope you have a wonderful Easter too xx

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 11:06:00 AM
    - You're so cute and has a lovely heart, thinking of all those who not have so much. - Thank you for your compassionate poem Phyllis! - Your heart is pure gold! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 9:56:00 PM
    Hi Phyllis this is nicely written, I wasn't sure if it is true or not; nevertheless, you captured the dramatic irony very well.If it is true there is no need to worry, as of today you have a real friend.While there is life there is hope.

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 3/31/2013 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    this is written for the homeless people in America who have lost so much. It was written for a friend who has lost so much. Her feelings were captured in this poem written by me
  1. Date: 3/30/2013 7:32:00 PM
    I can feel your caring heart in this one, Phyllis! Nicely done.....

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 3/31/2013 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Carrie. So many have lost so much and I cannot imagine how some are making it. Not only here but overseas as well.