I have a name and a story to tell.
My life is full of fascinating adventures.
No fairy tale ending here,
With no heroes or heroines to rescue me.
I fight many battles everyday.
Braving nature's elements.
Sleeping wherever I can find some solace
and scrounging for each morsel of food I put in my mouth.
It all takes a toll on my weak frail body.
Behind my unkept hair, weathered skin and tattered clothes,
You will see that I am human just as you.
At one time that twinkle in my eye was not just a glimmer
but as bright as a star,
with so many dreams and plans for my life.
And in an instant my life changed.
Just like clockwork, the sun rises to the start of a new day.
For I am thankful to be alive.
I find good in all the little things in life that you take for granted
in your hurried and materialistic lives.
Moments that don't cost a thing but are worth their weight in gold to the heart.
Homelessness touches all ages, genders and nationalities.
We are all one family on this planet.
What if we thought of the whole world as our neighborhood,
showing compassion to all?
We are all made from the same flesh.
So I ask, will you turn your back on your brothers?