Posted in Compassion, Homelessness, Mental Health

Heroes of the city

La nuit des sans abri

They don’t need your pity

they’re heroes of the city,

pounding pavements

searching for hope

some ask for endowments

not all take some dope

yet, helps them forget

their pain for a while

families and friends

employers long gone

just hard on their luck

they don’t hurt anyone

a meal for a buck

never hurt anyone.

© Cheryl-Lynn 2014/05/06




A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

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