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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Newspaper Pillows

Twinkling stars can't keep you warm
when your sleeping in the park till the break of dawn

A newspaper pillow and a plastic tarp
watching for the pigs that come out after dark

Lost your job got jacked and robbed
your landlord said that's not my prob

Doctor bills kill you can't afford the pills
now your shaking heart breaking drink as much as you spill

Waiting on The First to quench your thirst
alleviate the discomfort of an asphalt earth

Trying to find a shelter to get some rest
but nowhere seems safe without a knife proof vest

If you could just get back to square one
start to heal the disease that's got you on the run

Feeling invisible going insane
scowls and nightsticks fall like rain

by James Chionsini

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is one dude in a lot of pain. His poem helps give insights into a life most of us will never experience. May God help him.