a poem for homeless friends

Homeless in Dublin


Desolate in O Connell street,

Deepening darkness in Ballybough,

damp and dirty in Coolock,

an overall threatening atmosphere,

loveless, chilly and heartless.

The only light seems to be a glare

from fast food joints.


My old friend, Paul Mc says:


Yes, Courage is beautiful.

It puts hope back

where it is lost

like reconciling  with a good friend

who you have hurt.

Hope is beautiful too

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