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
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
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
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.
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…
HEAR THEIR CRIES,
Politicians and People!
Copyright Homeless Grapevine Issue # 13 , Cleveland Ohio