Why.

Image from pixabay

She
Lived in
The field all
Under the tree.
A tent, plastic bags
With lots of smelly mess.
People complained because
They did not want to look at her
She made them feel uncomfortable
She swore, made mess but what was her story.
Why
Is she
Now living
In a doorway
Come rain come or shine.
Two sleeping bags she owns.
A teddy,some plastic bags.
A note says "I lost my baby"
Her sad eyes say that this is so true
Where is the helping hand, where's kindness gone.

So many homeless people on our streets. They have become invisible, we pass them daily yet we don’t always see them. There was a young woman who lived in the field where I walk Ruby. She and her male friend had a couple of tents under one of the trees.

I did keep away as they could be abusive and I was worried that Ruby being a Labrador would eat something she shouldn’t. They slept in the field at night and during the day they sat in an empty doorway near one of the banks. I used to talk to her in the town , buy her a coffee. There was a deep sadness in her she had lost a baby and I really felt for her.

He disappeared first, now she is gone, they have been replaced by others. I wonder where they are.

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Image from here

I do  not  know  who  this  man is but  I have used his  face more  than once when  writing  about  compassion. There  is  something  in his  eyes that  reach out  telling  his  story pain, grief  rejection it is  all there!

I used  his  face  last  at Christmas while I was  talking  about  Crisis at Christmas .  Crisis is  the National Charity  for single  hopeless people. They  are dedicated  to  helping  people  and  giving  them a chane  to change  their lifeโ€™s for the better, to give  them hope.

The  Charity  works  all year  round of  course  but  they  also do  Crisis at Christmas.  Volunteers spend a  fortnight  cooking, providing  a  warm place  to stay  for those  lost and lonely people. They  give  them new  clothes, a  hair cut   and  also help  them  to change  their  lives if  they  want  to. They  help  with  finding somewhere  to live  or a job  interview .

They  show  real  compassion  they  help  and  they are unpaid and  they  really  make  a  difference.

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Nov 22, 2019 @ 21:29:02

    Beautiful worded sentiments sis ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

    Reply

  2. rugby843
    Nov 22, 2019 @ 21:40:24

    His eyes show a lot, as most eyes do. Great post.

    Reply

  3. Sadje
    Nov 23, 2019 @ 01:21:24

    This is so often the neglected issue. Great post.

    Reply

  4. robbiesinspiration
    Nov 23, 2019 @ 05:19:41

    This is so sad, Willow. We have thousands of street people here. The economy is in decline and the number seems to be growing daily.

    Reply

  5. G-Bear
    Nov 23, 2019 @ 08:58:21

    What a sad but lovely post Willow. I live in a Harbour town so donโ€™t ever see anyone living out on the streets, but I know when I worked and stayed in Edinburgh years ago there were homeless people right along Princess Street. Their faces were somehow showing their stories in a sense. Like yourself, I would put some money down or buy a hot drink. Others unfortunately I was apprehensive about approaching and sadly I couldnโ€™t help them all. Itโ€™s become much worse over the years and these wonderful volunteers go out day and night to help as much as they can.
    Itโ€™s a sad situation in todayโ€™s society and yet there are so many empty properties that could be turned into flats/ or hostel like accommodation. I also feel others may think that most of these homeless people are on drugs/alcohol or choose to do this but truth of the matter is there should be more support out there for those who want to change their lives. Iโ€™ve even known professional people whoโ€™ve ended up on the streets but Iโ€™d say we could all play a part to help whether big or small it all helps. Some of these people have fell upon hard times through no fault of their own. I hope there are more schemes like the one you mentioned but the government and councils need to tackle this more but sadly it may become worse before it gets better. Thank you for highlighting this sad and honest situation and blessings to those everywhere who are struggling.
    Human kindness doesnโ€™t have to cost much. Even hello and a smile can go a long way to making someone feel better.
    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

    Reply

  6. Cathy Cade
    Nov 26, 2019 @ 10:11:05

    A seasonal, Christmas tree-shaped reminder that the season isn’t festive for everyone.

    Reply

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