Somewhere to Sleep

Somewhere to Sleep

A Poem by Rachel Harper
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Inspired by a story from the bible, this poem is about a weary traveler with nowhere to go.

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I am crippled and I am hurt,

Tonight I will not lie in the dirt.

My body is weightless and my body is weak,

And so I search out for somewhere to sleep.

But as I ask from home to home,

They send me out and I continue to roam.

In the darkness, I give the ultimate test,

A leap of faith for somewhere to rest,

But no one answers and no one welcomes me,

A filthy vagabond with no sense is all they see,

All I cause is great alarm,

Because nobody can see I mean no harm.

I am kind and I will give all I can,

But I can not say the same for my fellow man.

So if I wander to your door,

Would you open up or would you ignore?

Here I am knocking away,

Must you leave me out in the cold awake?

I am not a killer; I am not a thief,

And I understand that I give you no reason for belief.

You are sensible; you just want to stay alive,

But I also seek to thrive.

And my bones are bricks, I must rest,

Or it will be death to be my final guest.

I don’t ask much, just a place to stay,

Please, I beg you, don’t send me away.

Surely, I leave you all my bearings,

You can take anything that I am carrying.

But what you will really get and receive,

Are my all blessings when I leave.

© 2014 Rachel Harper


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A great piece dealing, in what i can see, with prejudice and acceptance and much more. Enjoyed the poem greatly, but in my opinion, the very poem could be more visually intriguing with a sepetation of verses, thou such a minor tweak do not seem to be anyway a necessary adjustment.

Thanks for writing this enjoyable piece.

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Rachel Harper

6 Years Ago

Thank you! I agree with you on your advice, I will try that with my later works. Thanks again



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A great piece dealing, in what i can see, with prejudice and acceptance and much more. Enjoyed the poem greatly, but in my opinion, the very poem could be more visually intriguing with a sepetation of verses, thou such a minor tweak do not seem to be anyway a necessary adjustment.

Thanks for writing this enjoyable piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Harper

6 Years Ago

Thank you! I agree with you on your advice, I will try that with my later works. Thanks again
Yes, I see the very important Bible message that, even for non-believers, should be embraced and accepted. We all should know that our places could be traded, if it be the will of fortune. Having grown up in poverty, I know the great value of a helping and empathetic heart. Very nice writing, Rachel.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Rachel Harper

6 Years Ago

Thank you! Perhaps coming from your background, as sad as it is, has made you a wiser person and som.. read more

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Added on October 23, 2014
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Tags: travel, sleep, tired, rest, place, haven, home, wanderer, vagabond

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Rachel Harper
Rachel Harper

Sweetwater, TN



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Hi, my name is Rachel. I'm in college majoring in secondary education. I love to write, read, draw, listen to music, play guitar, and travel. I enjoy anything creative. more..

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