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Loss

“Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them.”
Paulo Coelho

“Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.”
Wallace Stegner

“A castaway in the sea was going down for the third time when he caught sight of a passing ship. Gathering his last strength, he waved frantically and called for help. Someone on board peered at him scornfully and shouted back, “Get a boat!”
Daniel Quinn

“The law, in its majestic impartiality, forbids the rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.”
Anatole France

“It`s so bad being homeless in winter. They should buy a plane ticket and go somewhere hot like the Caribbean where they can eat free fish all day.”
Lady Victoria Hervey

Shelter Child

The homeless boy behind the dark, sad eyes
told his weary tale in words
all cut from the tattered cloth of loss.

In spite of the few years plain in his soft, child’s face
the torment in his eyes held no promise,
only grief, fear, and the slow death of hope.

And I knew that he would never really rest again
would always expect the random blow
always yearn to open and to grow

to draw on strength he would not have
the strength that comes from a familiar place
a place that is, and always would be 
his place, his home.

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