Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Song of Homeless Writers

In Poetry on February 16, 2014 at 6:24 pm

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Out of the long winter’s night
We have assembled to write,
So that the world might know
To home we must go.

So exchange, for a change,
Your money for a chance
To send us on our way in a verbal dance
To home we must go.

Always on the run,
Hallelujah, I’m a bum!
Got plenty of nothing but God’s only Son
To home we must go.

Everyone has a story to tell,
I think that we each tell it well.
Now, here is one you don’t already know:
To home we must go.

We, having no money,
Exchange stories that are funny.
But others are bad and will send you home mad.
To home we must go.

Pillars of the community have a tired old song:
“You must have done something wrong.”
But sell out that high, so our low you may buy:
To home we must go.

By Walter L. Schubert

Photo credit: AP/Mark Lennihan

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