Homeless at Christmas

Where is she going and where has she been.

She is the most hopeless soul you have ever seen

Why is she out there why so alone .

Does no one miss her, has she no loving home.

Where are her parents , her teachers and friends

Is this all that is left to her, is this hopelessness where she ends.

Out in all weathers, aimless, sharing a bench with the old men in the park.

Scrounging for coffee and scraps of food from the back of the restaurants after dark.

Her Mother’s boyfriend was too fond of her. Her Mum to frightened or to busy to care.

Her teachers too busy didn’t notice the signs. Lost weight and dull eyes, loss of all flair.

It all came to a head when Mum found her with HIM in bed.

Mum wouldn’t listen to a word that she said.

He had raped her, she had pleaded her case .

But her Mum had screamed at her and then slapped her face

So now lost and lonely with no where to go

She wonders the big city her fears in full flow.

No one to love her no one to care she is homeless and helpless and underage.

Already she is changing , she has stolen for drink, her life’s spiraling downward and her head’s full of rage.

Why had Mum not listened , why had Mum let him push her out

She lost and she is hopeless prey to demons and doubt………………….

Image from Pixabay

“The poor are always with us” this is an old saying. Sadly it is very true and these days we are seeing more and more people sleeping rough.

Even in the small town I now live in I see more and more people sleeping rough. By homeless I don’t just mean men we are seeing more women and boys. They are getting younger.

Have you heard of Crisis at Christmas. You can either donate your time this Christmas this year or your money. Here is their Link.

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TanGental
    Dec 21, 2018 @ 11:28:39

    Nicely done. I shall be there again this year. I’d like to think it will be less crowded….

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  2. Penny Wilson Writes
    Dec 21, 2018 @ 11:35:13

    Well done! πŸ™‚

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  3. Ritu
    Dec 21, 2018 @ 12:50:58

    So sad sis… And it’s true, more and more homeless on the streets.. πŸ™πŸΌ

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  4. Piglet in Portugal
    Dec 21, 2018 @ 14:13:57

    So sad. Willow. It amazes me that in the uk the government ringfrnce money to go to India while they have their own space program, yet many of our homeless rely on charity.

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  5. Dale
    Dec 22, 2018 @ 03:42:51

    Heartbreaking but well done.

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  6. Sue Vincent
    Dec 23, 2018 @ 18:26:46

    Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo.

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    • willowdot21
      Dec 23, 2018 @ 18:42:57

      Thank you SueπŸ’œ

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      • Sue Vincent
        Dec 23, 2018 @ 18:49:58

        Well said, Willow. We were talking about this yesterday… over 600 people died on the streets last winter. 24,000 are likely to be homeless this Christmas… and the government has plans to get everyone off the streets… withing ten years! How many more must suffer and die befor ethat happens? 😦

      • willowdot21
        Dec 23, 2018 @ 19:06:13

        I know it’s awful Sue and becoming more prevalent every year. We all do what we can , donating, money, buying them food or coffee or helping out at or donating to charities. I don’t think the government has a hope in hell of achieving their aim. God bless the homeless. πŸ’œ

      • Sue Vincent
        Dec 23, 2018 @ 19:23:43

        They need all the help they can get at this time of year.

      • willowdot21
        Dec 23, 2018 @ 19:47:08

        Yes indeed they do πŸ’œ

  7. Jordy
    Dec 23, 2018 @ 20:22:45

    Thank you for sharing Willow. God Bless!πŸ™

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  8. Betty Hayes Albright
    Dec 24, 2018 @ 01:43:21

    It’s sadly becoming worse here too, the young, old, moms with children…. πŸ˜₯

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  9. jenanita01
    Dec 24, 2018 @ 11:45:24

    Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie.

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  10. M. L. Kappa
    Dec 25, 2018 @ 06:04:28

    I found it hard to β€˜like’ this post, but well done for writing it.

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  11. dgkaye
    Dec 26, 2018 @ 02:05:35

    A sad but important share Willow ❀

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  12. joylennick
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 09:49:43

    Hi Willow, A relevant poem as the homeless problem seems to be increasing in the UK. I am retired in Spain,and, in our region, (Costa Blanca) I haven’t seen people sleeping rough. Must check…Here’s wishing all the homeless souls everywhere, somewhere safe and sound to live before the new year’s out…

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    • willowdot21
      Jan 03, 2019 @ 09:56:54

      Sadly Joy homelessness I’d becoming more prevalent over here in the UK. I live in a small town in Berkshire and have our fair share of people sleeping in doorways even ovrr Christmas. I chat or buy a coffee but wish I could do more. πŸ’œ

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  13. joylennick
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 11:06:13

    Bless you, Willow. Speaking to a homeless person and especially buying them a hot drink, must be appreciated, when so many walk on by…Would love to be rich and spread more filthy lucre around…Let’s drink to more humanity in the world. Cheers! x

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    • willowdot21
      Jan 03, 2019 @ 10:14:39

      It’s so little but it’s better than nothing. So many Pas by because they are afraid to engage. Yes to be rich and spread help around. If all the fat cats share wealth around we could save the world we really could. Back to reality and changing the world a little at a time. Yes let’s life a glass to kinder times.πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  14. myowncalcuttablog.com
    Jan 16, 2019 @ 22:46:16

    Very sad situation that you have shed light upon. I’ve worked in a homeless shelter, too. Everyone has a story. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

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