Miracles round the fire

Bonfire

English: Homeless veteran in New York

English: Homeless veteran in New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Street musician in Amsterdam

English: Street musician in Amsterdam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Homeless man, Tokyo. Français : Un sa...

English: Homeless man, Tokyo. Français : Un sans abri à Tokyo. Español: Persona sin hogar, en las calles de Tokio. Türkçe: Evsiz adam, Tokyo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I will take you now  to my hearts desire

To view the miracles around the fire.

 

Their clothes are previously loved.

They are not.

Today…they don their new clothes

Given by someone who loves them

For where they are on their journey.

They share laughter and the cold of rejection

Of job applications which are not accepted

because of the line:

“No fixed address”

Their talent is overlooked.

Someone who is interviewing is not “homeless.”

Someone who is interviewing is not listening with their heart.

These are the consequences one has to face

When for some unknown reason they have dropped their pace.

So like any other fighter in a war…

They dust their selves off.

They come back for more.

More of the love

That keeps them going.

More of the encouragement

That keeps them knowing.

The fire of Spirit

is glowing bright

Inside them.

They can make it

Through another night.

They cuddle together

For non-romantic reasons…

It is forty below

This holiday season.

They band together.

They stay close by the fire.

Someone broke through

That snob ceiling.

Someone has a job with some cash.

They will help one another

Ttrough thick and through thin…

These homeless of my city

We will teach one another to win.

I am privileged to be a survivor,

Of the warming fires of winter,

The cold empty street.

Someone gave me a hand up.

It has made my life complete.

 

So now I join the circle

With a different point of view.

It is my privilege to stand in the gap.

I am here to help you too.

I will do for you what others have done for me.

I will love you till you can love your self.

So keep on believing

Knowing you do not have to

put your dreams on the shelf.

We can do it together.

We can keep on keeping on.

We will do the next right thing.

We will stand together.

We will share that desire

Of love and commitment…

Us miracles around the fire.

 

 

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