By Feasog

This is the time of year when you put on

                   your charity coat.

A time of wonder and cheer,

But allow me to rock the boat;

                In every great city of the world

                Behind those beautiful department stores

                The city shows a different kind of face

                One that’s ugly and such a disgrace

                It’s millions of faces without any names

Many men, woman, and even children

and it’s such a crying shame?

They are living out in the streets

and quickly growing old.

But surely, no one deserves to live

out in the cold.


Politicians and People

Hear the cries.

Use your influence to help absorb

                the tears from their eyes.

 Remember that the hands of fate can soon

              knock on your door.

For no one knows what tomorrow has in store.

The name on the inside of your coat’s lapel

maybe a London Fog but any designer name

                will do as well.

But for those downtown singing the blues,

their coat consists of the Sun Times or the

                Daily News.

Day by day they weather the storm;

Hopefully, the steam from the ground

                will keep them warm.

And for those who are afraid of this site,

your fear is senseless, for they are too weak                                                                                     

to fight.

This is the time of year

To put on that charity coat.

A time of wonder and cheer

but somewhere along the way, we missed the boat.

                I wish you’d give something and be


                Something that can’t be deducted on

                    your tax return.

                It’s time to look in those faces with-

                     out any names,

                     and do something to make their lives

                     more humane.

                    And for those who think this problem

                  Is as far away as the moon,

                  It will be coming to a theater in your

                  neighborhood real soon.


Heartless world

Hear the cries.

The next time you’re in trouble and seek

                help above the skies.

Put one in for those who have felt fate’s hands.

Make a commitment to do what you can…


Politicians and People!



Copyright Homeless Grapevine Issue # 13 , Cleveland Ohio