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Winter’s wind blows through the streets;

     The rain joins in for fun –

But being homeless isn’t good

     When all is said and done.


And this  -  a wealthy country -

     Is where you’ll find these folk:

Oh, being homeless, on the streets

     For certain’s not a joke!


I huddle in a shop doorway;

      I see folk passing by:

It’s hard to know why I am here

      And I’ll try hard not to cry.


The people passing by glance down:

     There’s pity in their eyes.

I’m not alone out on the streets

     Beneath the winter’s skies.


Don’t judge the sleepers on the streets:

     They could be you or me:

And being homeless – think of this:

     It’s bad, you must agree.



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