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Questions
by Annabel Sheila

Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I never walk by a person who asks me for help.....I simply cannot!

 

If I don’t notice you begging in the street,
Are you really there?
If I don’t hear your cry for help,
Am I deaf?
If I don’t understand your plight,
Is it your fault?
If you could lay your head on a feather bed,
Wouldn’t you?
If you could have food aplenty,
Wouldn’t you?
If you could have clothes and shoes to wear,
Wouldn’t you?
You didn’t choose poverty,
Did you?
You didn’t deign to live in the streets,
Did you?
You are on every street corner,
In every city and every town,
And yet you are invisible!
What if I suddenly found myself in your shoes,
Would I survive?
Not in a million years!
I am deeply humbled by your courage and strength,
And profoundly troubled by your invisibility.
You are the homeless, the helpless, and the hopeless!
Who am I to judge you?
 

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/2/2010
Never question your survival strengths, they are strong, as is your empathy. Patrick
Reviewed by Maggie Elizabeth (Reader) 6/2/2010
Questions we should all be asking. I love this piece because it brings focus to something that is much too out of focus for most of us. Thanks for writing this heartfelt piece.
See you soon,
Maggie
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/2/2010
Your last line says it all, yet so many do just that.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/1/2010
WELL DONE! THIS WORK SHINES A LIGHT ON THE, OFTEN IGNORED, HOMELESS POPULATION. HAVING RECENTLY BEEN 'RESCUED' FROM THIS PLIGHT, BY A MERCIFUL GOD I CAN RELATE TO WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM. THANK YOU FOR SHARING AND MUCH LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/1/2010
Beautiful, kind and very inspriational offerings here. Been there, done that, a long time ago. Sometimes it is not of our choosing, but the hand of fate we are dealt.

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/1/2010
Wow, This one really touched me, so beautiful...

Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/1/2010
It tears at my heart to see so many out there homeless, cold & hungry and yet there is only so much we can do. Great write straight from your heart Annabel.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/1/2010
Yes the line between being on the street and being under a roof and having food to eat and clothes to wear is very thin...I know for I came pretty close in my mid years to being on the wrong side. You captured your topic really well here Anna and your heart came through strong and clear.
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Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 6/1/2010
Who are we indeed, Annabel? And if not by the grace of... Not religious, so I do think that in many cases we become what we are. Although, in times like we find ourselves in now, so often we become what others force us to be and this, so sadly, is beyond our control. Well written, Annabel, as I can feel your sympathy and concern.
Your friend, Mark



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