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"Homeless Holidays" by Craig Cornish

Blog Posted:11/22/2017 3:46:00 PM

         As the Holidays approach, I am always being reminded of the things that I am forever so thankful...and so with that, I have a story for you. 

        I recently (or may I say "finally") stopped to speak with a homeless lady that had frequented the sidewalk outside of my workplace.  She would not tell me her name nor take my petty offering.  That, for some reason, was not a surprise.  But it did surprise me how well spoken and articulate she was in conversation; not at all what I had stereotyped.  I later discovered a wealth of info about her from our security guard that I will keep to myself.  Needless to say, I was humbled...and a bit ashamed; I'm not sure why.  And shortly after that conversation, I made a visit to the Soup and stumbled on a poem by Craig Cornish, "Homeless Holidays".  I was astonished.  This is an amazing work from an extremely talented writer.  Please read it and remember to keep dear to your hearts every friend and family member.  Be generous and kind to all.

Happy Holidays,


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Date: 11/27/2017 4:40:00 PM
What a kind sentiment. I thank you for it.
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Date: 11/23/2017 11:26:00 PM
Great blog great poem :)
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Date: 11/22/2017 7:47:00 PM
Too kind Mark, I'm honored but more importantly you are correct in that there before the grace of God go we and must never forget that. I'm humbled by your comments but also by my fortunate existence. Take care and let Thanksgiving mean what it truly should to each of us.
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Date: 11/22/2017 8:28:00 PM
Craig, The honor is mine. A writer writes to deliver a message, to make an impact. Words contain such power and your voice has the ability to influence and affect others...otherwise, you would not be here. Your poem was sincerely appreciated and the timing was "spot on".
Date: 11/22/2017 4:27:00 PM
Craig is one of the best poets on the site. Thanks for highlighting his poem, that was really nice of you. I'll be sure to read it. Thanks, Mark. Happy Thanksgiving.
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Date: 11/22/2017 8:59:00 PM
Thanks Becca----can't help but think of little Ezra and your family, I hope he still shares that smile of his, it can light up appreciation for more than we all take for granted--have a great Thanksgiving!
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Date: 11/22/2017 5:50:00 PM
yes, true. his sonnets are A1

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