If home is where your heart is

what happens to a homeless heart

whose situation is heartbreaking?

Heartless are the actions of those

who have caused such heartfelt sorrow

and should indulge in some heartsearching

to mitigate this heartrending state of things

saving the wanderers great heartache.

Otherwise a homeless heart might cease

to have a heartbeat  and become fatally heartsick.

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Thu 25th Apr 2019 22:34

The word heart bears repetition as its so universal in its appeal Jennifer. This works well, and reveals the power of sympathy.
Homelessness is akin to statelessness, and they often combine forces. There are some who shrug off this tragedy citing social care as a palliative. It is certainly an embarrassment to all of us, as we might feel threatened by the gulf it presents us with.


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Mae Foreman

Thu 25th Apr 2019 14:49

A devastating truth. I think "heartstrings" is a very real notion, and hence a word. And your poem does touch them.
Thank you ?

jennifer Malden

Thu 25th Apr 2019 11:05

Thanks Jason and Martin! The homeless really touch my heartstrings (if that word exists!), especially in the winter. You feel guilty about having a warm comfortable home to return to.


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Martin Elder

Wed 24th Apr 2019 22:25

full of heart Jennifer

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 24th Apr 2019 21:53

Heartfelt homage Jennifer.

J. x

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