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"Homelessness Poem" by Year 8 pupil

Homelessness is a problem that affects all of us in society, but we can all play our part in solving it. We need the support of young people across Britain, because we know that it is only by working together that we can end homelessness. 

This poem, from a year 8 pupil at one of the schools who supports Crisis, is particularly powerful: 

"They were once with a home
But now they’re alone
They’ve been through things we can’t visualize
And if we see their past it will blind our eyes
Every day they pray
That someone will spray away their days of grey
People past them ignorantly, not even giving them a penny
And there months wait till they get many
They suffer of mental and physical pain
They feel like they’re dragging all the depressing things on a never lasting chain
There are so many kind and generous people, giving food and money to the destitute
Which makes the homeless feel that they’re landing in the desirable world in a parachute
Just because they don’t have a roof over their head
Does not mean that they are invisibly dead
To stop this, we need to give homelessness assistance
To help them keep their consistence and resistance."

Want to find out more about how we work with schools? Get in touch with us via youth@crisis.org.uk