New Poems by J

Posted on January 17, 2016 by Categories: Homelessness, Mental Health, Poetry

Why do dogs bark? Perhaps they know something we humans don’t.

Minnie

Outside the supermarket

shoppers getting into their stride

and I’m left with their legs outside

and a whirl of trolley wheels.

Looking for a bargain?

Look at me I’m barking.

A warning or invitation to play

that’s your guess, if you dare.

So I’m anxious, who cares?

Be annoyed or amused, so what?

Angry, impatient or just spoilt

I’m Minnie. Here comes the boss

and there he goes, what’s he

forgotten this time

hope it’s not me

tied to this pole…bark! bark!

This poem speaks for itself too.

Somebody’s Home

Somebody’s home

Somebody’s calling

Somebody’s home

Somebody’s falling

Dark pools of night concrete and ice

An inhuman sacrifice

Count your blessings

Know your place

Focus on the human race

If one falls were all the less

Someone else clears up the mess

Whose mess is it anyway?

When the plans were drawn

And the future was omitted

They made me pay for their mistake

Just for their reputation’s sake

EVERYONE NEEDS FOOD TO EAT

EVERYONE NEEDS A PLACE TO SLEEP

EVERYBODY GOTTA HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR

UNLESS SOMEBODY’S HOME WE’RE ALL NOWHERE

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