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Street Life

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Street Life

Mug of Joe
Tarp hung low
Living under an over pass
Is better than dancing in jail
Day old butts
And dumpster meals
A cart with just three wheels
Got a place staked out
On the corner of Main
Cardboard on my chest
Says, “Bless you anything will help”
I dyed my haired in a Exxon
And took a shower in the rain
Going to take it to California
Where the weather suits my clothes
It’s too damn hot in Birmingham
And the women are so cold
Old Dirt Clod Betty won’t 
Share her wine
And Lawanda is a *****
A man like me don’t have the time
To put up with this bullshit
So I tell them they can sleep alone
And chew on and old dog bone
I know one day I’ll make it home
It’s not that far away
Because I am a lucky man
I got no bills to pay
You see I’m saving up my money
To get a V.A. loan
And buy a condo in East L.A.

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  1. Date: 9/17/2013 8:41:00 PM
    soup mail... Linda

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/17/2013 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok.
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 8:40:00 PM
    Stephen, it's amazing how you pinned the freedom one feels when --no bills to pay. When you buy the condo.. I want to visit.. heheh.. :-)... xox~ Linda

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/17/2013 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your always welcome! ;) ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 12:27:00 AM
    Very sad touchy write on the homeless, Stephen

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/16/2013 5:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Dr. Mehta. Always a pleasure to hear from you. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:29:00 PM
    A similar theme as in Cane Break Road. I think my perception of the homeless would be closer to correct in this one. Hence the title. I like your poetic story telling style :) Have a nice evening ~

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 9/15/2013 8:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This one really stands out.. So WELL done. I am currently writing about the homeless (and many other things) that are waiting to be finished ! ;)
    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/15/2013 8:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, I seem to be stuck on a theme. I just helped with a food drive at work and I think it really affected me. Thanks for stopping by and you have a nice evening as well. ~Kilmer