HOMELESS SUFFERERS by Don Paul

Coalition on Homelessness, SF (coh@sfo.com)
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 20:04:37 -0800


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HOMELESS SUFFERERS

Your feet are sore. Socks stick
stiffly to your feet.
Your feet smell. You can't help it.
You can't help it. You can't help it.

Shivers grip you when you speak. You=92re
so cold that you can't talk.
Hands chilblained crack like your socks.
You can't help it. It's not your fault.

You have got nowhere to sleep. You have	got nowhere to go.
The street - doorways, dumpsters, parks -
is your lot.
It's not your fault that you're outside
in the dark.

Today the wind blows at your ears. Days
before, rain chilled.
You shudder. You huddle. Changes throw
you among strangers.
You don't know: You can't find: You see
No one but us can find a way
Out of this damn'd cold.


Now we're facing City Hall. Something
there must be for us.
Basic rights - food, shelter, the chance
to help ourselves -
The State - this ornamented plenty - owes.
We want to belong somewhere
Again.We want to belong
To the place where we live.
We=92re not going to take this
Damn'd chill anymore. We're going
To take the chances we deserve.

Don Paul


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chance martin
Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco
468 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
vox: (415) 346.3740
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<fontfamily><param>Arial</param>HOMELESS SUFFERERS


Your feet are sore. Socks stick

stiffly to your feet.

Your feet smell. You can't help it.

You can't help it. You can't help it.


Shivers grip you when you speak. You=92re

so cold that you can't talk.

Hands chilblained crack like your socks.=20

You can't help it. It's not your fault.


You have got nowhere to sleep. You have	got nowhere to go.

The street - doorways, dumpsters, parks -=20

is your lot.

It's not your fault that you're outside

in the dark.


Today the wind blows at your ears. Days

before, rain chilled.

You shudder. You huddle. Changes throw

you among strangers.

You don't know: You can't find: You see

No one but us can find a way

Out of this damn'd cold.



Now we're facing City Hall. Something

there must be for us.

Basic rights - food, shelter, the chance

to help ourselves -

The State - this ornamented plenty - owes.=20

We want to belong somewhere

Again.We want to belong

To the place where we live.

We=92re not going to take this=09

Damn'd chill anymore. We're going

To take the chances we deserve.


Don Paul



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is distributed without charge or profit to those who have

expressed a prior interest in receiving this type of information

for non-profit research and educational purposes only.**




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6,000+ POSTS by or via homeless & ex-homeless people

Nothing About Us Without Us - Democratize Public Policy

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chance martin

Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco

468 Turk St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

vox: (415) 346.3740

=46ax: (415) 775.5639

coh@sfo.com

http://www.sfo.com/~coh

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