Lend a hand

Lend a hand

A Poem by Pretty_as_a_Poet

Please Help our homeless


In the streets of suffering the leaves crest,

Your heart is pounding in your chest,

As crows await the night at dusk,

cigarette smoke and vanilla musk,

intermingles with the rotten air,

strange noises coming from everywhere,

Welcome to the world that they ignore,

The living quarters of the poor,


In the valley of exclusion the hermits mourn,

They hide their face to ease the scorn,

That hails down from the upper class,

Who are snuggled up in beds of brass,

As the simple homeless wander the street

Just hoping for a bite to eat,

And a place to keep them warm,

Do they disserve a verbal storm?

To darken the hopes that are already bleak,

Who are you to hurt the weak?

Needing help they turn to us,

And at my school without a fuss,

A woman is doing all she can,

To lend a hand to a homeless man,

Who looks for bottles, every day,

Just so he can get some pay,


In the dream of redemption, an old man smiles,

Bouncing back  may have it’s trials,

But they can do it, they can be saved

After all the things they’ve braved

Getting up is a piece of cake,

Compared to everything at stake,

So give a dollar, maybe two,

It’s funny what spare change can do,

Let’s take that man from your back street,

And help him get back on his feet.

© 2013 Pretty_as_a_Poet

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a very uplifting cry for arms, er, kind hearts and generosity. They first time I went to Washington D.C. I saw a homeless man using a strip of cardboard as an umbrella. My father got quite upset when I gave the man my own little umbrella, but I think it was worth it. I always think of the song by Bill Withers, Lean on Me. People need to make it in this world, they gotta work together. How hard is it to toss your spare change to a fellow in need? thank you for this.

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Wow. A nice poem full of positivism...Thank you for sharing...:)

Posted 6 Years Ago

lets lift the man...nd let ourselves lift.....good read

Posted 6 Years Ago

Altruistic and fluid.

Posted 6 Years Ago

I'm conflicted about people out on the streets. There are those that actually need the help, of course, but so many that just aren't willing to do what it takes to make an honest living. I prefer to help those who will help themselves. If only they came with labels. Excellent work

Posted 6 Years Ago

i like this idea of helping...only wish it could be a different kind of help...a getting them off the street kind...it seems the dollars and quarters are but a temporary fix...and those dollars are often used for the next bottle..instead of food..which really saddens me..
in our town we have so many streetpeople...it is tough.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Adore your golden piece.
Your spirit of generosity makes me very happy. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

that was mad i loved every bit of it. and so true

Posted 6 Years Ago

This poem has an amazing message and is inspirational. Hope it wins the Best Poems :) contest, cause it deserves to place first. Kudos, great write.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Excellent read and write. I pray all can be as kind.

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A wonderful poem that raises awareness to homelessness. You did a good deed.

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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