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I Saw A Homeless Person (The Other Day) As I Was Going Thru A Fast Food Restaurant's Drive Thru. He Was Rummaging Thru The Trash Bins (Outside The Drive Thru Parking Lot). How I Ached For Him...I Wanted To Hear His Story...How He Came To Be Homeless. I Gave Him My Purchase And Went On My Way...Feeling More Ashamed Of Our Society, Than Satisfied For Him.

short little guy,
walks by,
don't mind me,
he wobbles,

shadowed face,
"is it five o'clock already?"
"I haven't had a meal,"
he squabbles,

sits outside the local market,
waves at each patron,
busy they are,
ignoring his gestures,

his kindness mistook,
leers of suspicion,
just a little man,
in a big world, so pressured,

a lost soul,
who once had it all,
people set his measure,

a hobo, 
he's defined, 
by his, 
unfortunate life,

is he,
only thoughts to you,
as bread is,
to taste the knife?

do you judge,
that all is well,
in the world,
because he has survived?

a hand holds,
so much,
only begging for,
acceptance from passers-by,

like the bricks,
where he seeks, 
warmth for the night,

just a little man,
holding onto,
a simple gesture,
to stay connected with life.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 5/15/2019 12:30:00 PM
Hello Vickie Jean Thayer, I met a homeless woman in a coffee shop,and we had a conversation while waiting to place our orders. She said to me,,"It does not bother you to chat with me?" I said,"No it does not". She wished me well and then went on her way. I will always remember her. Have a nice day my friend.
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Vickie Jean Thayer
Date: 5/17/2019 12:39:00 PM
Thanks for visiting Darlene De Beaulieu. You Too, My Friend.
Date: 4/27/2019 4:42:00 PM
Wonderfully expressed poem. A fav for me. Well done. Have a great day.
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Date: 4/28/2019 7:40:00 AM
David, Thanks for the kind words. Vickie
Date: 4/23/2019 6:30:00 AM
A touching's almost impossible to explain life...and why we experience what we do...and of course a lovely video...A master musician says it all...
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Vickie Jean Thayer
Date: 4/28/2019 7:41:00 AM
Thanks my friend. Phil Collins song is so strongly expressed.