Homeless

One of the many things that hurts me is the sight of homeless old people being treated unfairly or cruelly. Their wrinkled, lifeless, innocent faces get stored in my head immediately when I see them and then I can’t get them out of my head. The grief they feel, the discrimination, betrayal is reflected in every inch of their faces. I just can’t take them being treated like this and I really hate people who do this to them, especially their own kids who leave them all alone. I mean how could you do this to your family, the ones that gave you birth, the ones that are the reason for your very own existence? All of this affects me so much that I ended up writing this….

People with wrinkles, tensed.

Time is written on their skin.

Cloudy eyes with cataract.

Sans friends, sans kins

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Lifeless, homeless, they beg

Not for money, but for their kids.

“Comeback, ” ”Take back” their souls shout.

Cloudy eyes, hopeful, filled with tears.

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From the eyes that now see the world blurred,

Yet could starkly see the memories, flashbacks,

The good times with their daughters and sons;

That in return turned their spineless back on them.

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With hair white and knees powerless

Not of age, but of their broken wills.

They wait, cloudy eyes, now helpless

Are aware that time is ticking.

………………………………………………

They die, a new death every day

Waiting, breaking, yearning.

Cloudy eyes now pristine white

Sightless, lightless, burning.

…………………………………………………………

The clock has stopped for this homeless.

For his funeral, nobody turned in.

Isolated pale body, nameless.

His last wish, incomplete.

………………………………………….

He died before, this homeless

Many deaths worse than this.

In Eternal rest, white eyes, restless

And restless they will ever be.

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