No one puts 'BECOME HOMELESS' on their 'To Do' list.
No one in the educational community offers a 'GATEWAY TO HOMELESSNESS' as part of their curriculum.
No one in the careers field suggests 'HOMELESSNESS' as a vocational option.
No one encourages their child to 'BE HOMELESS' when they grow up.
And there's a reason for that...
Homelessness Is not an aspiration
It's a dire And desperate Choiceless situation So don't judge Don't ignore Don't walk on by If someone's out there Struggling There is a reason why But you don't need to know it Their business is their own Just maybe stop And have a chat Help change homelessness To HOME.
(There's a wonderful poem by Rose Milligan called 'Dust If You Must'...(do seek it out)...and one day, my eldest sent it to me after she'd invited me to a social thing and I'd declined 'cos I was busy cleaning. This was my tongue-in-cheek reply to her) Yes I must dust