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From King to King of the homeless. I am sorry but this is fiction, kind of.

Updated on August 27, 2013

I have homes with no roof

A fine place to live
A fine place to live | Source

Out here life is hard but has good parts too. You just adapt.

Broken, unloved, down and out, psycho, drunk and all alone. That is what people think of us. They are wrong. Do you know what "exposure" means? It means being exposed to the elements. Exposure is what most of us crave. We just went nuts and could not stand roofs. Go ahead and laugh. Go ahead and mock us.

I am doing just fine. Thank you for PC caring. There is a shelter and a church I can go to any damned time I want. I just cannot stand the confinement and so many people. I need my air. I need to smell myself instead of deodorant. I am a lucky one and I am King of Kings on my turf.

Perhaps you can get low out here. But there is something about the freedom of nothin left to lose.

Buddha, Christ, Cochise had no home to call their own.
Buddha, Christ, Cochise had no home to call their own. | Source

I guess for the blues this one is a favorite of a homeless dawg.

Judge but judge easy

I am literate. I got schooling. So I do not beg. I am a preacher and my people love my preachin bout Love. So I ain't got to work. I just need to try and stay sober a bit and help my buddies out in welfare, unemployment and VA lines. They call me Socrates cuz I talk like a scholar.

But I am sad

no I am not mad

I just see this place

And see all the displace

Emphasis on things

Never hearing freedom rings

It might be tough out here

But let me tell you dear

I saw a fight through a window last night

It was a horrible sight

Husband and wife about money

When they should say I love you honey

Freedom is the loss of ..... I do not know what

Freedom is the giving of your lot

Tonight I sleep on hard concete

I pray the Lord your soul to keep

My people do not bow a knee

For suffering do they see

But we carry each other

Like each is a brother

We are the homeless and outcast

Our treasure to yours will outlast.

They say that life is what we make of it.

I got friends that care for each other. Jenny the one leg, Billy the psycho, John the drunk, Jane the widow, Bob the Vet. We live well. Except old Annie died just the other day. We carried her to in front of a Liquor store and called 911 so it would be proper. We got sweet Ellie a dress and a room so she could try out for that job. We got a cart and took old Wayne up to the VA when his coughing got so bad.

Well a street panhandler named Joe hit it big so Maria at the taco shop is letting us sit out back and fill our bellies with beans, tortillas and rice and some carnitas. Tomorrow we will go find out what happened to black Gene down in the canyon and bring water.

I suppose I need to get some rest. So this next bit will be written by my buddy Eric.

Lord have mercy upon my soul for I have not helped enough.

That is some rambling. But I speak normal and get paid for a living. My name is Eric. I am no better than you. I walk by my brothers and sisters and do not invite them home.

I wish I never met these people. I have a good job, a great wife and fantastic children and a nice home. I preach on Sundays and my head is in the clouds. I do not want to know about the hard life these folks live. I do not want to know their hardships. But it just is not in me to ignore them.

Heat is here -- so gallons of water will be given and gatorade and a bunch of Ensure. A few bucks will be accidentally dropped so a bottle of relief can be found. I will cry and my family will pray that they make it another day. And when we are short on food because I gave it away, my wife will fix up rice another day. And we shall rejoice and be glad in it.


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Right on Lastheart!! And then he talks about being all things to all peoples. Wow!! No pride in self all Pride in our Lord.

      Your remark on not wanting to leave is very very normal. Interesting.

      Loves and hugs XOXOXOXO to you and Froggy

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Nice, nice, nice!!! The ministry where we congregate is in the middle of homeless, many have come out of the streets, others go back, and there are those that just do not want to get out. The other day one told me "Oh, don't be sad...I love the streets it is my home and I help others out here." We do not understand every thing, but we do need to learn to live in every environment. Philippians 4:12 -13 "I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."

      Ohh, I need to breath fresh air, getting out of these four walls now!!!

      Be blessed Eric!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My friend Chris, did it not occur to you that while hiking and camping in the great Glacier NP that you were homeless? LOL But a spike of truth that does reflect many of our "homeless" like Buddha and Jesus. They just cannot live in a house. Stars and open air help cure things like schizophrenia or at least do not make the walls cave in.

      I cannot stay inside a day or even a whole night. They say I am crazy,,,, but it helps me from going insane.

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      Chris Mills 

      5 years ago from Flagstaff, AZ

      Haha Eric. Close a couple of times.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you much Eddy.

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      5 years ago from Wales

      Truly beautiful Eric and thank you for sharing.


    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks Cam I hope you mean you have been to this hub 3 times and not the story line.

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      Chris Mills 

      5 years ago from Flagstaff, AZ

      I've been here three times Eric and I could have sworn I commented already. Anyway, great job on this inspiring hub.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Rosemay thank you for visiting and commenting. Truthfully it was hard to write.

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      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Back at you Bill

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Beautifully said Eric.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      One word...beautiful!


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