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His Name is Despair
by Thomas R Barnett
Sunday, June 03, 2007
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We see them, we know they are there, but for the most part they are ignored.


        On the corner he stands
        Sad eyes and mussed hair
        Waiting for no one
        His name is Despair.
        With ragged old clothes
        And worn out black shoes
        He leans on the stop sign
        Broke, battered, and bruised.
        Some say he's homeless,
        Some say he's dumb,
        Some say he's useless, 
        Some say a bum.
        With no where to go,
        No place to call home
        He stays on the street
        And lives all alone.
        Tomorrow he'll be there
        The same as today
        While each passerby
        Turns his face away.
        No one will help,
        No one will care,
        No one will speak
        To the man named Despair.

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Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
A powerful write and sadly oh so true for so many. Well done! Holly
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Very touching writing,Hugsssssssssss
Reviewed by Linda Hill
This poem touched me deeply. I also wrote a poem about the homeless that I hope you will read when you get the time. Its called Anonyomus Faces. I see the homeless, so alone and as you say they are in despair. It's heartbreaking. Outstanding poem, Thomas. Well done!

Many blessings,
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