Poem: Homeless

Awarded 1st Prize – SDCC European Week Against Racism Poetry Competition, 2012.

Oblivious, I shop in this busy city.
Warmly lit windows show their wares;
amidst the hustle and bustle of busy lives.

I watch you sit on ice cold concrete.

A young man, scrunched forward,
a woollen hat low on your head,
your shivering palm held upwards.

My heart reaches out to you.

Thin jumper pulled over knees.
Skinny, bare legs folded tight;
long feet flat on the ground.

Sockless, shoeless, homeless.

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a non-profit organisation you may like to follow.
It’s about the people who help and it’s about helping people. And it’s about connecting the two.

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About Susan Condon

Irish Writer and Poet. Award winning, published short story writer. Currently editing my debut novel - a crime fiction thriller, based in New York.

Posted on September 2, 2013, in Poems, Writing, Writing Awards and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Susan – Oh, this is so evocative! And well done you on winning first prize!!! Thanks for sharing. Best of luck getting to the top at the RTE Penguin Ireland Competition.

  2. Well done on winning first prize, Sue, and on your recent longlisting in RTE Penguin Ireland Competition. Keep going!

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