In response to this video and being very aware of the homeless problem in Sydney I wrote this poem. I have published it before but it seemed to fit this challenge set by the Weekly Discover challenge team where they ask us to do something different such as add photos, or words. These I do normally and it is not uncommon either that I post a video. However, to graphically display the words is not something that I often do. The V at the end of the poem is for victory at the renewal that occurs as a result of Veronika’s work.
head on ground
Abandoned by the state
Shunned by those who used to care
Once, they were sons and daughters, mothers and fathers
Days end, these sons and daughters, mothers and fathers
Head home to their tiny public cardboard rooms
Public verandahs protect from rain
grimy, slimy sleeping bags
A homeless girl Giving renewal
A scholarship she won Empowering homeless
Yet still she knows She trains
Cold kills She employs
Coats needed is not a fix.
S0 she sews this bandaid
Yet she knows