Photos and Poetry 24 – That Homeless Woman

I am currently doing my 2nd 366, it’s another leap year; posting ( not taking!) at least 1 photo every day.

There will certainly be variety

This is number 54

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Walkin by final

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That Homeless Woman

A peasant, she who shares the street
with rats and pillows of concrete?
The feral cats from alley beats
lick the food stuck to her feet.
Day and night she hunts for eats,
old clothes disposed become her sheets.
Neighbours, mayor, so discreet,
as all ignore this sore defeat.
Aid this woman- be elite,
show your class by being sweet,
tender food or stop to greet
a human drenched from summer’s heat
and frozen by the winter’s sleet-
a fate no woman dreamed she’d meet.

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by Neil Siskind

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If you are moved to help fight homelessness try Crisis . There are many others easily found by searching using google or any other search engine.

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You can see the others in my Photos and Poetry series by clicking here 

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This is not quite monochrome but almost. You can see others in the London in Monochrome here 

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If you don’t already know my other blog 1500 Saturdays I hope you’ll pop over and take a look, though I don’t post much these days here     

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9 thoughts on “Photos and Poetry 24 – That Homeless Woman

  1. It’s very sad and I hate the way homeless people are becoming increasingly demonised by the media and local authorities. I used to think the homelessness situation in Brighton was bad, but it’s on another level here in Toronto. I have no idea how these people survive the harsh Canadian winters.

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