Tag Archives: homeless

What’s Your Truth?

I was on my way to meet an old colleague for some lunch. It wasn’t free: he wanted some advice or some such but, hey, it’s nice to get out. I’d walked Dog, the Textiliste is away so off I … Continue reading

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A word here

This poem stems from a scene at Salzburg station in the summer of 2010, but in truth it could be any station anywhere… Homeless He lies on a bench, face like a tomato Snoring though whiskers, grey and staccato; Friendless, … Continue reading

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A Crisis this Christmas

I have talked before about Crisis, the charity formed in the 1960s to supply help at Christmas to London’s homeless community. It was on the back of many high profile campaigns including the amazing TV film Cathy Come Home that … Continue reading

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Walking in any big city these days, you cannot fail to miss the homeless who increasingly fill the folds between pavement and building. Some cities try and sweep them out of sight; or at least out of the tourist traps, … Continue reading

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