Blue Boy

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

Written for FFFC #203 hosted by Fandango

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    1. 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.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

  1. 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.

  2. 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. πŸ™‚

    1. 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. πŸ’•

  3. Oooo you’re an AMAZING storyteller too, dear Grace! Such powerful and meaningful writing, my friend. Thank you for this touching piece 🀍🀍

  4. This is a brilliant piece, Grace, one of your best poems. So deep and so touching! My appreciations πŸ˜ŠπŸ’πŸ’–

  5. 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 πŸ’•

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