Homeless at Chistmas

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Hurry hurry it is that time of year,

Buying presents planning meals,

Christmas is drawing near.

Tinsel, fairies, Santa’s everywhere,

tiny lights twinkle.

Hurry past her, close your eyes,

Tell yourself she’s okay

It is so easy to believe convenient lies

And hope she will go away.

Don’t even give her  a second thought.

Or  wonder why  life has  her  so low  brought.

How old is she? she does look young

But some of them play on that ….Scum.

She does look cold, she needs a coat

She looks so hungry and tired.

Is that a lump in your throat?

There are lots of souls like her around,

Sleeping in doorways and cardboard boxes

In our cities and our towns.

Should you give her your coat or your change,

Buy her a hot drink you don’t want her to spend it on booze

Or drugs help her out, don’t you think?

This dilemma makes you feel sad

Well what can I say,life can be bad!

She might be an angel she might be just be lost

But if you just helped her,would that be too high a cost.

So spare a thought as you gather round your Christmas tree

With your Christmas treats for all your family,

For all those who are lost, sad, lonely, cold or in pain.

If you gave to a homeless charity you would not loose,

Just think of what you could gain .

Crisis at  Christmas 

Little note:  I know I have used this image and poem more than once but this beautiful homeless man speaks more with his eyes than I could write on a million blogs!

 

No Star in All the Heavens by Russ Towne | Day 13 | Advent Calendar 2016

Hi this is part of Solveig Werner’s at https://solveigwerner.com Advent Calendar. Day 13 | Advent Calendar. No Star in All the Heavens by Russ Towne. A beautiful and meaningful story of how life can be good and bad and always get better. I shall be trying to reblog the entries daily! By the way my entry is December 22nd. Happy Advent . Enjoy. xxx

Solveig Werner

Advent Calendar 2016

Day 13 | Advent Calendar

No Star in All the Heavens by Russ Towne

The story of the star that sits atop our Christmas tree goes back over nearly forty years. I was a young single man whose business was failing. Finances were very tight. I had enough money to buy a Christmas tree but not enough for ornaments or other decorations. A young woman who I was dating at the time saw how bare the tree looked. She made a big star out of a piece of cardboard she’d cut out herself and then wrapped in aluminum foil. It sure looked good on top of my nearly-bare tree! A year later that young woman became my wife.

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