sue.evans

Homeless

 

Where will I lay my head?
Tonight where will I put my bed?

The estate agent would say-
A room with a view
Open plan living is the way
No maintenance due
No utility bills!
This des res - A place for my bed
In the night chills
Surrounded by dank brick red
Decorated moss green
Low maintenance - so true!
My view - the city lights beam
Passers by- family bound tube-
Turning a blind eye
To me and my plight
I watch with a sigh
Me in the shadows out of sight!
Preparing for the land of screams
My life- the sum of my bags-
Blankets - daily news reams
My bed cardboard and rags
In my open plan abode
Plot number two
The railway arches,near the road
My room with a view
Open air living - bracing!
Low maintenance
No utility billing
But very dangerous!

This is where I will lay my head?
Tonight this is where I will put my bed?

Tomorrow- if I wake to my homeless state
Who knows what will be my future fate?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments6

  • malubotelho

    Sue, I love your poem. Sad and real. I don't know where you got inspiration to write this but you pictured it so perfect. Congrats on your poem.

    • sue.evans

      Thank you - such lovely feedback. Sadly inspiration can be seen in any city late at night!

      • malubotelho

        Well. You captured it very well with your words. Thank you.

      • Louis Gibbs

        A finely written stark depiction of an all too common scene, Sue. Well done!

        • sue.evans

          Thank you 😊

        • Mugsdaddy

          I was homeless for a while it happened very fast and seemed impossibility slow to fix. So few shelters living off soups and sandwiches whatever you can scrounge not a fun way to live.
          Good write just wish it were a true work of fiction.
          Mugsdaddy

          • sue.evans

            I'm glad you have been able to find a way forward. Yes - I too wish it was just fiction but unfortunately there seem to be more homeless people struggling to survive nowadays! A sad reflection on society!

          • FredPeyer

            Sue, this is so well written, I could feel the anguish, loneliness and fear. It is a real problem here too. Too many people are only one paycheck away from having to live on the streets. So good of you to address this sad state of affairs with your poem.

            • sue.evans

              Thank you 😊 we need to count our blessings for what we have! People who face this kind of adversity every day and keep going are very courageous in my book!

            • Goldfinch60

              Very good write about an increasing problem in our towns and cities.

            • Neville

              yes indeed, ragged and real.. just like it is in real time...

              • sue.evans

                Yes - sadly an increasingly common sight!



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