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
Who cares for the carer When they're feeling low When their energy's zapped And their flow's on go slow When smiles hide their tears And laughter their pain When they long for the norm And they're drooping and drained When they won't show they're weary And starting to wilt 'Cos the feelings they're feeling Are each edged with guilt As they worry their loved one Might think they're a burden When the truth is the carer Is hurt at their hurtin' And wishes their suffering Was transferred to them So their loved one was happy And healthy again And despite carers bones Being aching and strained They'd do all they're doing Again and again For the love of their loved one Knowing they'd do likewise THAT'S who cares for the carer Through their own caring eyes
By my colloquialistic quip I'm a slave to censorship Must be careful when I joke Can't have you sensitive hypocrites Complaining I'm having a poke! I'm a slave to censorship And the social media prudes Reporting ART on Facebook For 'containing semi-nudes!' I'm a slave to censorship Mustn't voice my personal views Even though we all know You feel the same way too! I'm a slave to censorship In a world of claim and compensation In case you rush me off to court For causing aggravation I'm a slave to censorship In a world that's too PC But then again who gives a fuck? Most certainly not me!