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Street Children

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Street Children

God help the children
In the harsh cold of winter,
Bones showing through bare threads,
Bloodshot eyes, puffed and red,
Paint, glue, meths, God knows what else,
Cheapest way to face a world
Of days dimmed to gloom,
Tranquilised, anaesthetised,
Homeless… helpless…
Huddled around a fire, shivering,
Tongues of flame sputtering
In the icy wind.

Image: Admitchell2008_photobucket.com
©DGA 27 June 2011 15:13

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

16 thoughts on “Street Children

  1. Very powerful. Very moving. Very sad. Sydney has had a very cold winter this year and every night I think of the homeless people shivering on the streets. Sometimes I go out with a charity and distribute blankets and hot soup. It is rewarding but there are so many people in need it can be overwhelming. It is something our government isn’t really addressing.

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    • Yes, it is so sad. I’m focusing on the children because of the wasted lives, but there are also the old and infirm. I just hate the society we live in where the rich get richer, etc. etc.

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  2. this breaks my heart…to see children without…it should not happen…

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  3. It is heartbreaking. What a beautiful picture…

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  4. Oh so sad, adee.

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  5. Tragic indeed. Little lives blighted before they have properly started.

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  6. Powerful and depressing. What the USA spends in a month in our stupid meaningless wars would probably give food, shelter, and medical attention to everyone on the planet for a year !

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  7. you can see it in their eyes, Adee – little old souls

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  8. Great writing Denise – very sad – homelessness is horrible but how much worse when it is cold.

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