Homeless man in New York 2008, Credit Crises. ...

Homeless man in New York 2008, Credit Crises. On any given night in USA, anywhere from 700,000 to 2 million people are homeless, according to estimates of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Silent giant.

No bed.
No money.
No food
And no home.

He shuffles,
With hidden sorrow,
Gaining Kindness,
From a Foe.

In a world,
With white walls,
Just one person,
Opens a door.

Does the dispossessed, in the end, find joy?
Or gain nothing more?
Does he go to a man from a boy?
Or end with less than before?

Inspired by the film `The Blind Side‘.

Copyright (C) bardicblogger/ Teri Montague 2012. All rights Reserved.

4 thoughts on “Nil

  1. This resonated deeply with me. I work and live in the city and homeless are steps from our doorstep. They meld into the fabric of the community and because I’m so used to it, I often stop thinking. Thanks for bringing this to me in a new shape and form.

  2. Lovely piece.
    Under the homeless cloak you never know who seeks refuge – the teacher, the artist, the scholar, the scientist, the bum, or the dreamer, or who knows where he came from.

    • Thank you very much. It’s very true. People judge but there’s often more to people than first impressions. I’ve seen people actually shout at homeless people and call them names because they jump to conclusions about what sort of person they are.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.