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Who will regard the Homeless?

That person on the street is someone's relative.


[Dedicated to both the caring and the homeless.]


In his place on a quiet block – 

There lived a very simple man. 

His walk like steps to music, 

He always had a Master plan.

He thought of others constantly, 

And how each lived their life. 

His kindness never overlooked, 

As he helped a hundred souls in strife.

So many tired and all alone – 

On corners and in alleys. 

He never asked them questions, 

But saw the answer in their eyes.

They captured his attention sure 

And sparks were shooting everywhere. 

Looking closely in each face, 

This man came only here to share.

He’d give in words of comfort, 

Hum some melodies or tunes. 

In simple words of wisdom; 

In honesty he spoke the truth.

He’d tell some jokes and stories 

To lift their ravaged bodies. 

From the pains of their addictions, 

He brought his simple remedies.

But most just pass these people by. 

Who cares their lives are brokenness. 

This is their bare existence then 

Draped in filth and ugliness.

Some will look the other way 

Or cross the street in silence. 

Why would we pity – share our means; 

Why would we even turn a glance?

They sit and while away their days. 

Avoiding contact just seems right 

It’s also not polite to stare, 

Let shadow folks pass in the night.

Again our quiet hero comes – 

Wrapped in the things he shares. 

Unfolding all his goods to them, 

Who sit in squalor and despair.
But then one day the kind man died, 

And hundreds died as well. 

No one to understand their pains; 

No one to sit with tales to tell.
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This story doesn't have to end, 

If others will get up, 

And leave the comfort of their block – 

To visit, share, and lift a cup.

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