Comforting others with the message of hope

"Homeless"

Twinkling stars can’t keep you warm

When you’re sleeping in the park til break of dawn 

Watching for the danger that comes out after dark

Lost your job & family—what I called home

Your landlord said “That’s not my problem”

Now I’m shaking; don’t know which way to turn 

Waiting on the first drink to quench my thirst

To alleviate the pain of my trauma in life & losses

Trying to find shelter to get some rest

But nowhere seems safe without a knife-proof vest 

Homeless, that’s what they call us 

Yet no one knows what happened to make us homeless 

If you think we choose this life then it’s you who’s lost your mind 

To suggest we woke one morning and said, “I’ll leave it all behind” 

To live the life of a prostitute, an addict or a drunk, 

To wear the same clothes every day

To sell our bodies like a piece of meat because we cannot cope

To get drunk & and do drugs to try to forget the hurt & pain that was inflicted on me 

Well there, now you have homelessness, making you think that we are homeless 

Because you’re blind and cannot see that a home is where your family is

We may be sick and tired; we may be down and out

But we’re still the long lost relatives this world tries to forget 

Homeless people are also the Lord’s people

And we are all family.

 

Cathieann Ramirez-Soto

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  • Brandie Hammock (Wednesday, January 14 15 09:40 am EST)

    I am homeless and have received 2 of your beautiful, comfy pillows that
    I cherish deeply!! Thank you all so very much for them. Thank you.
    Brandie (my friend let me use her phone to comment)

  • Mary Webb (Tuesday, February 10 15 12:14 am EST)

    This is so meaningful!You are a writer!Your writing shows your heart of Gold,because you care.You have blessed many lives.

  • Wil (Friday, March 20 15 07:57 pm EDT)

    Cathieann,
    Your testimony touched my heart. I really hit home for me because as you know I had a sister who had a very similar story to yours, When she changed her life it was too late her body had already suffered the damage of so many years of abuse. You are truly a walking miracle. Keep up the amazing work.

  • Samuel Ruiz (Wednesday, May 13 15 11:16 am EDT)

    God Bless you and all you are doing for the Lord! MobileHelp.com

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“And if you give yourself to the hungry,

And satisfy the desire of the afflicted,

Then your light will rise in darkness,
And your gloom will bec
ome like midday.”

Isaiah 58:10 

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Homeless People of Orlando, Florida

 

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

 

Orange County Correctional Facility

 

Friends and Families in need

 

Heart 2 Heart – Women’s Residential Seminole County

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