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Homeless
by Tony Channing
Thursday, December 19, 2002
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Another Christmas is nealry upon us and the plight of the homeless doesn't get any easier.....let's not forget them

A December eve chilly and dark
She sits alone in a mall
Her dog asleep too weak to bark
Strumming her guitar to all

Shoppers laden with gifts walk past
She has no money to live
She’s treated as a lower caste
No one wants to give

A tear flows down her grubby cheek
A sigh, a shudder, a whimper
She holds her hand out feeble and weak
Smiles at each passer by’s simper

Church bells ring, a distant peal
Singers sing in refrain
Slowly she begins to kneel
And prays in the freezing rain
 

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Reviewed by Rose King 11/17/2010
Very thought provoking and heartfelt...very well written!
Reviewed by Paul Judges 9/20/2010
Well written, Tony; let's hope things get better for those most in need.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/21/2010
I loved it. There should not be a homeless one among us, if we all just do what we can to help...
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/12/2010
THIS WORK HAS A SPECIAL MEANING FOR ME AS I, MYSELF, WAS HOMELESS THIS PAST DECEMBER. MERCIFULLY, I DID FIND A SHELTER, BUT I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO NOT HAVE ONES OWN AND HAVE TO DEPEND ON THE KINDNESS OF OTHERS FOR SURVIVAL. AND, AS YOUR WORK BROUGHT OUT, ONE CAN COME TO EXPERIENCE A CLOSER WALK WITH OUR BLESSED SAVIOR DURING TRYING TIMES SUCH AS THESE. A WONDERFUL WORK...DONE WELL AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING, GOD BLESS AND LOVE,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Stuart McCallum 11/23/2008
A deeply moving and sad poem expressed perfectly. I know I wouldn't just walk past without putting something in her feeble hand.

Thank you for writing this, Stuart
Reviewed by 000 000 9/29/2008
Everyone is busy spreading goodwill to men....even as they pass by a soul in need. Extremely sad and powerful writing.
CarolHawks
Reviewed by John Domino 8/12/2008
Dear Friend,

I lived in England for three years and I know the weather can be brutal. The homeless really have a hard life especially when it gets cold. I live in Florida and the homeless fight off the bug bites, heat and humidity. I also have compassion for the homeless and the folks who get out after serving time in prison. i myself have never been put in the slammer but as a young teenager I came pretty close.
So I support helping your fellow man when things are down and out.

I pray for a solution to this homeless problem.

God Bless....

John Michael
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 5/30/2008
A heart touching poem. I can SEE this happening. Welldone........M
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 5/13/2008
sad,she's alone...words portray quite a picture!!!
Reviewed by William M. Sowman 12/19/2002
Tony, Linda (a sweet and wonderufl lady poet)
speaks for me. I want to reach out to her and bring her home with me. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Linda Hill 12/19/2002
This hit hard on my heart.
A masterpiece of emotion
and < tears >. Have you
read my..Voice of the Homeless?
Outstanding work here! I just
want to take her home with me.



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