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Dwelling among us

Dwelling among us

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin

Dwelling among us

 

They dwell among us quietly, blending in.

Are they homeless?

No. They live within their own Person houses.

.Be aware their Complex layers;

 Delightfully they will draw you in.

Intricate stories, they are living novels.

Survival a daily ritual, they hunt and gather.

 Yes we must share.

 Weathering cold, wind, rain they seek safety and solace.          

We can be part of their deep shelter.

 Is connection with the nest-less threatening?

They are part of the scene, the public setting but too human.      

.Do we see ourselves in their souls, our response?

Nurture with nourishment.                         

Smile with bottled water. Listen.             

                              


© 2017 Kathy Van Kurin



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People in all walks of life suffer and need help one way or another. Some with comfort, some with material assistance and others with guidance. The legitimate homeless or refugees are victims of many reasons. We need to be compassionate even if they are less fortunate or down on their chances. A very complex subject and heart-wrenching...:)................
An excellent take on this subject.

Posted 9 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

9 Months Ago

So true and well said. You are welcome compellingly. .....::::)))))
Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Compellingly.........................Oh wow! Love it! Bless you too!
Sami Khalil

9 Months Ago

:::::)))))))........



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They always say we're all one step away from homelessness at some point in our life. Corrupt banks calling in mortgages. Troops returning home trying to cope in a civilian life . I sometimes think people see their own vulnerability in the homeless.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Paul Bell,
You show caring insight. I love your thoughts on this subject. We are all vulnerab.. read more
So many people forget that homeless people are actually people... people who had lives, homes, family and jobs like us before hitting hard times for some reason. Many of them are people with mental disabilites that got lost in the system... I feed the homeless at Church because humans should help fellow humans in need.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Rock and Roll Cowboy,
What a delight to be looking through poems here on my site and found yo.. read more
Great and moving subject, ignored by those preoccupied with status. In the throngs of humanity some abide and some subside within the same space. We are separated by a twitch of the fickle finger of fate, til the tides of time wash us away.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

VALORMORE DE PLUME,
Your phrase, 'In the throngs of humanity, some abide and some subside wit.. read more
How compassionate to fully listen to another human being. So often we bring the shutters down and turn away, but can't we also be there for others?
I interpreted this to be about homeless people. If it's about birds, that's great too. Haha :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Zeitnot,
Homeless people; they are like all of us and really are any of us so different- spe.. read more
Zugzwang

7 Months Ago

Hey Kathy,
Yes, we are all the same really at the root of it all: we share the same humanity.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

It is so nice to find things in common and to be able to support and learn from each other by exchan.. read more
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Sky
I taste a deep down creativity hidden in your artistic lines. After reading the prose i was like Smiling with bottled water...lol Grear work Kathy bless you :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

SKY,
Thank you for your kind words. I suppose part of the human imprint within all humanity... read more
Sky

7 Months Ago

Your most welcome friend and blessings for you too :)
Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Well, for sure; ya, your bet!!! kathy
Reaching out to a fellow human being whether homeless or not is a sterling quality. Not one everyone thinks of nowadays. The thought in this inspiring poem is much appreciated. If we all did our bit to uplift the downtrodden of life, it would be a better place...

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

DIVYA,
Great reminder you have voiced here. I guess that we can even see the downtrodden natu.. read more
DIVYA

7 Months Ago

You are welcome Kathy.
i see myself in them...i have been one paycheck from the streets for so many years, it's hard not to.
You really capture that feeling well in this poem.

j.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Jacob,
We all need to be aware of the reality living among and around us. Thanks for sharing .. read more
Ta Kathy,
I have just been in south Africa visiting my brother and anyone that reads my writing as you have kindly done will understand that I do a lot of thinking. I have written another review of your piece of writing but I have just realised that the only real writing that I have done is about myself. We only know ourselves but the problem is that we ONLY know ourselves. What would make your writing brilliant would be to rewrite this poem about yourself - 'ourselves in their souls'. I have just reread your writing and I think perhaps it is about yourself.
cheers,
Alan

Posted 8 Months Ago


alanwgraham

8 Months Ago

Apologies, when I looked at your stats again I thought you had 28 reviews for this writing. You shou.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

8 Months Ago

alanwgraham,
Your efforts to inform are appreciated. I am just someone writing what moves me .. read more
Very clever and informative. Words are cleary to read. Together they make wonderful piece. Well done.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

8 Months Ago

Thanks Martin,
I wish you a heart to dream and a mind to fly. in your creative writing and cr.. read more
WRITER-----------TYPEWRITER

8 Months Ago

Poem can talk at so many ways. Each person can feel anything and something ellse. I can just say you.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

8 Months Ago

Love it! Mr. Martin................Blessings.
Our "Person houses" can become quite isolating; easy falling prey to "social agoraphobia."
Christ showed us the way; we must love our neighbors as ourselves. It's not the least bit complicated.
Let us, then--with joyful hearts--be about The Father's business.
An eloquent and elegant reminder, Kathy!


Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

8 Months Ago

Jimmy Yetts,
Good rounded opinion of my write; thanks. I am tickled by how we all see differe.. read more

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