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By @daniellockhart


I’m hungry but I have no money

I lay down on a bench because I’m tired

But I’m awoken by a pedestrian saying I don’t belong here

So I move–I lay on the grass under a highway 

And less than four hours later I’m being arrested

I’m being arrested for being poor

People think I’m a threat because I can’t afford a home

They think I’m just out here smelling gross because I choose to

I didn’t choose to be poor

So stop treating  homeless people like they want to be homeless

Because I promise you they would do anything to have a warm home and food.

So when you’re walking down the street and you see homeless people help them

Don’t call the cops and get them arrested they didn’t do anything 

Innocent people are going to prison, some even being murdered because they’re homeless.

But us as human beings can make a difference. 

We can change the world to be a better place.

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  1. daniel lockhart

    Apr 4, 2022

    good piece man

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