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Updated on December 6, 2015

Just Another Day

Bundled up I sit quietly

In an old winter coat with dirty sleeves

White trim now grey, dingy and worn

My front exposed zipper broken

Listening to young girls talk

I can see their smiles

I'm invisible in their eyes

How nice would it be

To live their life

Young and carefree

One girl says bye

Three girls go one way

One girl waves and three girls walk the other way

I clutch a bottle of water tightly in my hands

I found hours earlier left on the curb

My toes crunched

Huddled together to keep warm

I remember one of the girls pulling out her cell phone

Bright pink and sleek

Her hair neatly brushed

A shiny silver ring on her finger

I feel an itch

I resist forcing myself not to scratch

Not to open an air pocket

That will freeze me even further

Suddenly I bit my my lower lip by mistake

Voices of people heard off in a distance

Looking straight ahead

Into the deep dark night

My window of life

I constantly let my mind roam

In between shivering uncontrollably

Holding back a sniffle

I close my eyes

Tired and weary

Off to an instant sleep

My body temperature dropping fast

Quickly I struggle to wake

Danger waits

Next time I close my eyes

May be my last


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Ms Dora I know life is wonderful and amazing and at the same time we have our problems and unfortunate circumstances. That I believe we can change and continue to make life better. If we all work together through talking and discussing options and choices. I have been blessed with great health, good family and steady work. I don't know what it is like to me alone and homeless. I can only imagine what they may think or dream. Thank you for taking a minute and seeing life from a different view. Have a lovely holiday and at the same time praying and helping those who need our help.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I love to see the young and youth of today with all the wonders of technology. Things I never had. Then I feel for the homeless who because of many reasons life didn't work out. They see what I see and still struggle with just basic needs keeping warm during the winter. How both worlds collide and yet continue to survive. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts and ideas. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday keeping in mind the less fortunate.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      So many different feelings and moods in just another day. You capture them well. Thanks for sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      What a creative poem this was. It is hard for those with no place to go and even sadder at holiday time.


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