Streets of England

Well Theresa this England's a terrible sight

There's people sleeping out all day and all night

Some of them working some of them not

Most of them searching for a warmer plot

There are no pavements no streets lined with gold

Just people sleeping out there out in the cold

They don't have a bed a house or a flat

But lay themselves down on an old cardboard mat

Do you see me sitting, do you wonder who I am?

I'm an ex soldier who served in Afghanistan

As sure as the clocks ticking away on the wall

The doorways fill up as it's turning nightfall

For all of the shelters there just aren't enough

Too many people are  still sleeping rough

They take up their beds to try and keep dry

When the rain and the snow falls from the sky

And for all of these people well life's not too sweet

I've seen it myself  while out here on the street

So why is there little help for these people here

Or do you just hope they might disappear

Cause Theresa this Englands a terrible sight

There's people sleeping out all day and all night

Some of them working some of them not

Most of them thinking the world has forgot

There are no pavements no streets lined with gold

Just people sleeping out there out in the cold.

Hazel

 

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Hazel

Fri 14th Dec 2018 17:08

I wrote this while humming the tune of Mountains of Mourne

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Don Matthews

Tue 11th Dec 2018 06:34

Hazel - this is more than just a rhymic poem, it is the story of a sad situation right under our noses. By good fortune I live in a lucky country, but there are still a few homeless on the streets

Po has made some helpful suggestions ' just a single item can give so much help, warmth, and a knowing that someone cares'. Just let them know someone cares. Don't we all need this at times?

Don

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Mon 10th Dec 2018 17:06

We have to take back our streets and help those who live there.
If living you can call it.

There are so many ways we can all help the homeless.
Never underestimate the power of a smile and spending a few moments chatting. It costs nothing to the many, and can mean everything to the few.

Look around your household what have you that you no longer need, or don't wear. shoes, cloths, jackets, blankets, socks, the odd tin of dog food, the list is huge and just a single item can give so much help, warmth, and a knowing that someone cares

Po

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