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  No Place Like Love
by Sara Coslett
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A friend sent me this very emotional photo today. It immediately made me cry and I cried over and over again by just recalling the image in my head. Well, being an emotional writer, it moved me enough to pen this poem.



A thousand years ago she wandered forests.

Drank from streams, foraged berries

And bedded down between the blades.

Five hundred years later she still wandered.

Drank from abandoned wells;

Foraging through man and natures buffet;

Bedding in discarded barns or coffered pews.

Another five hundred years—today,

Nothing has changed,

But everything is different.

She wanders concrete jungles.

Begs for gruel, dodges spit.

Drinks from fountains;

Rifles trash, claiming them her treasures and

Beds down in alleys, parks or shelters.

In every case, time after time,

By her side, forever watchful for danger

Both from the unknown and others perceptions,

Her furry guide navigates explosive expletives,

Offering comfort and a pervasive sense of home.


© 2012 Sara Coslett



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Reviewed by TONY NERONE 11/7/2013
It is wonderful for me to read you again my Jewish Princess. The plight of the homeless is even here in Arizona. Your telling like it is sure is factual. I am an old man now and do not stop to give the street people a dollar bill or two. My life has come 360. NYC was my old stomping walks, but now? who knows. You still are very talented my poetess Goddess. Great Write.......GOD BLESS YOU.....Always, Tony Nerone
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 2/6/2012
very well said, sara...
Reviewed by Charlie 1/26/2012
Mind-banger of a photo, Sara. I love how you portrayed the indomitable spirit of the homeless coupled with the softness, and the security of love. --Charlie
Reviewed by baz busbe 1/25/2012
Sara a very moving poem written from a the heart, and I agree the photo brought tears to my eyes. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by JMS Bell 1/24/2012
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/24/2012
powerful indeed!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/23/2012
Powerful words. The true meaning of a one dog night. Unfortunately, in the North she may need more than one dog to make it to morning.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/22/2012
Sadly, you share a timeless and universal theme of this world/life, Sara. Like wars, things have not really evolved. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by jude forese 1/22/2012
a sad but beautiful poem ... good to see you posting again ...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 1/22/2012
I wrote a similar poem a few years ago. This is very touching and about as true to life as you can get. Even touched this old grouchy reprobate.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 1/22/2012
Very sad yet lovely poem, Sara.
As it so happens, today there was a homeless man with a dog standing at the on ramp of the freeway but he was to the right of my car (on thewrong side) and, though I took some money from my wallet and was about to open the window and lean across to give it to him, the light changed and as there were cars behind me I went on, but have felt bad about it all day.
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