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BAGS - A Poem on Homelessness in Dublin.

category dublin | housing | other press author Sunday September 19, 2010 17:42author by Wayne Flanagan Tobin - Community Activist and Suicide Prevention Campaigner Report this post to the editors

A Poem on Homelessness in Dublin.

A smile which lights up the City,
A face that has a story,
Inside those plastic bags
Only she knows.

Buses, stations, streets, the airport
Destinations she illuminates,
A face, a smile, a story
Opening the hearts of those around her .

Waiting at Pearse Street station
Surrounded by her precious jewels,
First thing on a Sunday morning,
She drinks tea from her paper cup.

It could be anywhere you see,
A little head popping up
On a Luas near Abbey street,
Hunched-backed yet beautiful.

Saying hello to the little girl in Mcdonalds,
One wonders if she had children of her own?
Cleaning the table so carefully, so happily,
A lady of elegance Abandoned.

Unlost but lost,
Smiling at a selfish world,
She is my hero
Her name is Bags.


Editor: We don't normally allow postings to consist of just poems as this is not a poetry site but we will make an exception this time

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Poem     Liz White O'Heihir    Thu Apr 12, 2012 00:25 
   Autumn day, wind blows, rain and damp invade the bodies of people who sit and are forced to beg     Francis    Sat Nov 02, 2013 16:34 
   Why I sometimes give to beggars     Seoirse    Sun Nov 03, 2013 04:43 
   good poem     Justin Morahan    Sat Nov 09, 2013 20:33 
   Catholic Church need to open their doors and provide heat and accommodation for the vulnerable     Frances    Thu Nov 14, 2013 16:30 
   Wasted resources     Seoirse    Thu Nov 14, 2013 23:01 
   Charities & regulation. Who will sit on the interim board?     Comyn    Tue Jan 28, 2014 16:39 
   'her name or his for that matter is Bags'. A poem that is a narrative we all should know     Phoenix    Tue Mar 18, 2014 16:33 


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