Empty pews and cold stone walls

Empty pews and cold stone walls

A Poem by Gee
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The plight of the homeless

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A stranger stood, he read a prayer
it echoed loud and clear,
off empty pews and cold stone walls,
there was no one there to hear.
For he that lay in a paupers cask
had neither kith nor kin,
had lived a sad and lonely life
as he fought demons deep within.
All had washed their hands of him,
of him and many more,
no compassion, empathy or love
no welcome mat at any door.
And when they found his frozen corpse
not a single tear was shed,
they zipped him in a plastic bag
just another one now dead...

A stranger stood, he read a prayer
it echoed loud and clear,
off empty pews and cold stone walls,
there was no one there to hear...




© 2020 Gee


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This is so sad indeed. On so many levels.
Those inner demons scare everyone away, no one should die this way.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Hi Ana, tis very sad indeed.
Thank you
the silent soldiers. poignant. we're all the same whether we wish to acknowledge or not. life has a way of humbling and mustn't forget that or stop caring ever. a little respect goes a long way ... :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Indeed it does Pete.
Thank you
Summed up the homeless perfectly, and when this coronavirus really hits Britain, the homeless will be so far back in the queue they probably won't even merit a prayer.


Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gee

3 Months Ago

Aye, they'll be finding dead bodies in public places...
Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you Paul
Very nicely written. This poetry has a meter and a sense of rhyme.
It also speaks with emotion. Beautifully written

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you Sharda
Indeed, this is a reality across the globe, touching and without fear, well done, good read.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you Thomas
This reflects the rise of homeless camps and the number of challenged that now are a very common site.
A touching write

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you Dave
Gee,, why and how do you find such words, such emotions!! . From start to finish there was more than tragedy, nothing sorted, no answers. A life e done, OVER. But REMEMBERING surely should never ever be over. There are so many who end that way Pedestrians casually stroll or break into a gallop past folk on the street, I wonder if they ever think of how such lives continue.. often with extreme sickness leading to an evil death.

I have to thank you for posting this, and for the sincerity you used. start to finish. And for displaying how things are in our and other so-called civilised countries.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Good morning Miss EmmaJ, The mind is a strange thing and mine I think is sometimes to stranger me to.. read more
emmajoy

4 Months Ago

Noticed that you often back away from the emotions shown in your writing,.

Am okay, .. read more
I'm afraid that empty religious ritual has no healing balm . . . for the living, nor the dead. I hear most churches in Britain are empty and cold. Too bad!
T

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Not got a religious bone in my body so couldn't tell you.
Thank you for having a butcher's an.. read more
The world has turned stone cold, stone deaf and blind indeed. I feel your emotions here.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you Rania

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Tags: Lonely, death, mental illness

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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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