Short Stories, Poems and Life

Homeless Man-Poem

Was it Alcohol or Drugs that put him there?

Or Mental Health when he couldn’t get care?

He’s wearing shoes, but He has no socks.

His home right now is a cardboard box.

His vehicle is a shopping cart, full of bags.

The clothes he’s wearing look like rags.

He stands on the corner with a homeless sign.

Hoping to get enough for a bottle of wine.

Does he know what happened, does he have regret?

What makes this so sad, he could be a vet?

Being homeless is what this is about.

He’s living in Hell with no way out.

His life could have been different, maybe that’s true.

But for the grace of God, this man could be you.