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The Homeless Of Our City.What Have We Done Lately?

Updated on May 25, 2010

I know that we can't solve every one's problems in a matter of a day, and that we can only change things for those that want change, but as I drive my city streets here in Big H-Town(Houston TX) I have seem to notice so many people under our bridges,street corners, store fronts, sidewalks asleep.I've drove to our down town area and could see tent campers kinda tucked away in the bush. And the question is "What have I done lately as my part to bring change to what I see.

What is our city leaders doing to make change for the homeless of our city. I have never seen are heard them mentioned the homeless from their high ivory offices.When our city leaders are running for what ever office they want they don't mention the homeless.So my question to the cities leaders is how can we go forward with our brothers and sisters sleeping on the streets?

Some are vets that at some time or another fought for you and me in wars, that we could not have fought ourselves. We as one can do something,but we as a people together can do all -things.

Watching our nation throwing away money on high dollar companies,and the city streets are littered with our fellow man and women without homes.The banks holding homes hostage of foreclosures. They wont let the homeless use them as shelters, and they wont sell them.Our city has an overflow of vacant buildings. But our city leaders go to church every Sunday and say they are their brothers keeper. (I think not.)

Giving to shelters or great but what about more shelters,more beds.Our city needs a wake up call. And a call to repentance for being( I think )thoughtless and selfish. Not to think of the other countries we send care to with no hesitation

People make a city, It's not a city make a city. Remember the people on the street was once our neighbor.

Taking a look at all this says to me if we fall, how far do you have to fall before someone (good Samaritan) see you and pick you up? From this view what my eyes have seen is a very low fall.

When will we reevaluate our actions? Our cities go from one year to the next doing the same things. It is time for a change.

A City Cry

My brother sleeps on the ground through out my city streets

becoming a shadow of the life we live today

You can look into his eyes and they will say,I was once in this

place where you stay

I fell one day

I have no shelter to house me

I can hear the footsteps of the next man

as he rumbles by

I'm safe on the ground where I lay

no fear of falling

You see I've been in the place where you stay.

(c)2009:Sharon Smith


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  • SwiftlyClean profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Texas

    Hello Sam999,thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

    But issues is what we have.And it is before our faces everyday.


    Sharon Smith

  • Sam9999 profile image


    7 years ago

    One of the best things we can do for the homeless is raise the issue in forums like this one. An "out of sight, out of mind" attitude will not solve it. Thanks for raising this issue. Great hub.

  • SwiftlyClean profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Texas

    So true,I'm not understanding.I would run a shelter just to do my part.God bless you to.

  • Judah's Daughter profile image

    Judah's Daughter 

    9 years ago from Roseville, CA

    Welfare and the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC) are all over the nation, but why are people falling through the cracks and ending up on the street? Our local church opens its doors to give shelter to the homeless and they feed the homeless regularly. At least the dollars and the volunteering of the church community is doing something. Here in Sacramento, CA our Mayor is trying to find places to open doors for the homeless. I pray I won't have to walk in those homeless shoes (as many are on the verge of, including me), but if I ever should, my questions will surely be answered! I hear your heart!! What is our Country doing for the homeless? Obviously, not enough! It's terrible to politically help other nations when we have homeless and starving people in our own.

  • SwiftlyClean profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Texas

    Thanks, But my heart is broken to that point.Until we do right by our brotherman at home we have failed.

  • profile image


    9 years ago

    WOW!!!! I got goose bumps reading this. And this has ALWAYS been a sore subject for me. As its true. Aid is sent every day to third world countries while the homeless and hungry in this country barely make it through each day.

    Its time for change!!! Lets do our part.

    Great job sista.


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