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Another Day in Paradise

photo credit: Stephanie Quintana – Spain 2012

The day we can walk the streets without finding someone who doesn’t have a home to go to will be a blessing. Have you ever thought about how people who not only walk the streets but live on them have seemed to lose their identity?

After a while they become part of a whole, a blur, no longer can we see their faces,but only the fact that they are homeless.  They become “those people”, it’s like they are lepers.  I can only imagine how people passed by them are not even looked.  I would say that’s how it’s today as well, be can’t even bare to look at their faces, we don’t want to deal with it.

Have any of you listened to Phil Collin’s “Another Day in Paradise”? The lyrics of this song deal with the issues homeless people face each day.

She calls out to the man on the street
“Sir, can you help me?
It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me?”

He walks on, doesn’t look back
He pretends he can’t hear her
Starts to whistle as he crosses the street
Seems embarrassed to be there

She calls out to the man on the street
He can see she’s been crying
She’s got blisters on the soles of her feet
She can’t walk but she’s trying

fragments of the lyrics….

Next time you stroll down or up the sidewalk, think about the homeless, so you appreciate who you are and what you have in life.

Sometimes we take  to much for granted!

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