Avoid building a Berlin wall between us and the homeless
My life is tough sleeping rough,
My throat is sore my voice is gruff.
I beg outside with my cup from Costa,
My wife is dead,so sad I lost her.
I sleep for shelter under a motorway bridge,
In deep winter like sleeping in a fridge.
Many of my colleagues out there do die,
The loss of a friend last week brought tears to my eye.
Only one eye I have, lost the other serving in Vietnam,
Fighting for my country,so sad I am.
I place my cardboard flat on the ground,
Into my sleeping bag I slither, which in a bin I found.
I make sure my sleeping bag doesn't get damp,
I try to keep moving to avoid getting cramp.
I eat something hot before going to bed,
Don't want to wake up in the morning dead.
I dress in layers to keep the cold out,
Try to avoid hypothermia,frostbite and ghout.
A warm word or two can make a difference to me ,
Or an offer of a drink maybe a coffee or a tea.
Homeless people must be given a helping hand,
As on our streets they continuously land,
We should be fighting to remove homlessness once and for all.
Not ignoring its existemce and building a Berlin wall