I am linking the following post over at One Shoot Sunday for this is where the photos and inspiration came from, today's topic was Homelessness. Then I am linking to Potluck Poetry Monday because homelessness definitely stirs within me, many emotions and moods. Does it do the same for you?
Your Life or Mine?
Was it yesterday when you walked on past,
Your friend whispered in your ear, just aghast.
Seeing his cart filled with all things his life,
Not even caring what suffered, what strife.
Yet from the ivory tower window,
Delicate linens, doilies do you sew.
Judging each man for his things he does own,
More than clothes on his back, how was he grown?
You have your tower, inside warm and true,
No guarantees this life, this could be you.
When suddenly fate does deal, everything lost,
But to change this life away, would it cost.
Have you ever looked within yourself to see,
If life dealt this hand to you, would you be.
Strong to stand against this adversity,
Or would you cry the night away hungry?
Cardboard shelters we do show on this lane,
But hidden deep within our soul lies pain.
Had a life of towers too, just like you,
But fate played a joke, nothing I could do.
I live in the alley behind your house,
Try to be quiet, you think I'm a louse.
Yet what I search for here is a life too,
For once a person, I was there like you.