He lives life like a dream,
waits for days of luck.
Visits trash cans for food,
works the streets for a buck.
His face carries tear stains
underneath both eyes,
his smile is an unsure
mix of hope with pride.
So tired of days living
a life of torture,
he prays hard for a bone,
slight light exposure.
Wishes for a future,
that gives him a ride.
To transforms his slump walk,
into a smooth stride.
Pure faith and good fortune
held close to his side,
self confidence rises
no reason to hide.
Inner fights to accept,
others unlike him.
A dark void and unrest
makes their hearts so dim.
Giant smiles that consume,
brands of luxuries.
Ignoring ugly doom,
blind to misery.
A lesson he gathered,
was now simply shown,
money is quite useful,
but not for his throne.
– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy
Very good…very powerful!
Thanks so much.💕
How deep n touching poem my dear Grace. You are a super power n your writings equally ❣
So encouraging my friend.. That’s so sweet of you. Thank you so much, Suma.💕
Always dear Grace ❣
You captured the soul of the homeless and the depth of human needs to find purpose. So moving, my friend. Blessings! Well done.
I’m so happy you enjoyed it, My friend. Thank you so much. Hopefully this problem can resolve someday. Blessings to you too, dear Suzette.💕🙏💕
I hope so too, very much!!! Thank you Grace.
Your verses reflect that difficult reality that many have to face and that in spite of it they always have the strength to move forward.
A fraternal embrace to the distance, Grace.
Thank you so much, dear Lincoln . Yes, it’s amazing how perseverance gives them the strength to conquer each day. Blessings to you, dear friend.💕
This is profound stuff, Grace. Homelessness is something I fear may occur at some point in my life, and I’ve written several pieces about it. This is a compassionate take on a crisis we need to address in this country and around the world. Homeless people are humans, too, and deserve to be treated with dignity. They need not only help, but hope. It’s a wonderful poem, my friend. 🙂
Thank you so much, Mike. It is a very scary thought. Hopefully you can overcome these fears, my friend. I absolutely agree and feel that there should be a bigger emphasis on solving this problem, everyone deserves a stable place to call home. Much love to you, Mike. 💕
The depth! ❤
Thank you so much 💕
Oh wow this was really deep and toouching. I wish we all had empathy. Great poem.
Thanks so much, Belladonna. I wish so too. 💕🙏💕
Such an incredible poem Grace. This is no easy life you depicted so well! 💗
Thank you so much, Cindy. 💕
You’re so welcome Grace❣️
I deeply love this handwork of yours
Thanks so much 💕
Wonderful piece Grace
Thanks so much, Chris.💕
You are so welcome
A deep, touching, and empathetic response to this prompt. Well done.
Thank you so much. Glad you liked it.💕
You wrote beautifully about something uncomfortable and true.
Thank you so much, Nicole.💕
Oooo you’re an AMAZING storyteller too, dear Grace! Such powerful and meaningful writing, my friend. Thank you for this touching piece 🤍🤍
So nice to hear, Grace. Thrilled to hear you enjoyed it, my friend. Thank you so much.💕
A very moving story Grace
Thanks so much, Sadje.💕
It’s lovely and well written!
Thanks so much 💕
Very touching, Grace! Such beautiful insight and empathy 💞 💞 💞
Thanks so much, Dawn.💕🙏💕
This is a brilliant piece, Grace, one of your best poems. So deep and so touching! My appreciations 😊💐💖
Thank you so much, KK. I’m so happy you enjoyed it, my friend 💕
Always a pleasure 😊
This is such a beautiful, empathetic and heart-rending poem about one of the most difficult topics we have in today’s society. If only we had a way to solve the desperately sad situation of homelessness. Beautiful writing, Grace. Thank you for sharing it with us. Xx 💕
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Ellie. Hopefully it will be solved someday. Thank you so very much for your kind comment.💕
Many strong visuals from this piece. Very well done!
Thanks so much 💕
Very touching,could not control tears. You are blessed by the almighty. My namaste 🙏
Thanks so much. Namaste 💕🙏💕
Wow Grace! It’s so so beautiful, deep and powerful.
This is one of my favorite, one with a soul.
I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Marie. Truly appreciate your kind response . Thank you.💕
Wonderful! People who are unhoused are simply people without homes. They deserve respect too!
Absolutely. Thanks so much.💕
Hate the situation, love the poem.
Totally understand. Thanks so much.💕