Richard Rodriguez

Homeless Masses

I am just one of the masses that you see

in the underpasses carrying the placard

signs, that may read disabled vet, homeless

or feed me please, but youve became very adapt

at avoiding our eyes, and no surprise, weve

become invisible to all, but the sainted

few, or those that need to feel sainted.

so some of us go hungry and others go

cold, all the while the elements take there

toll, our hair is unkempt, our clothes disheveled

our shoes have holes the size of medals. And the

smell well, what can I say, you try walking in our

shoes for a day; so when you drive by, make us

visible and see us for who we are, acknowledge us

from your car, for I am just one of the masses

that you see in the underpasses carrying the placard

 

 

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Published on e-Stories.org on 06/15/2005.

 

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