Feeling homeless and unsettled

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To rest your weary soul
when you’re tired and your
feet feel cold.

To hang your coat on
the same hook plainly
in sight each night.

To feel safe in your
space where no person
threatens your face.

This haven of rest
and peaceful abode
is not the possession
of many young or…

a Poem

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She never drove a car.
She would walk and walk
the distance no matter how far.

Her wrists were dented from|
bags she carried for miles,
but she never lamented,
nor did she cry.

I remember this well,
the buzzing inner city street,
as my brother and I
straggled along…

This is a true story.

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I died on 9th Street and St. Clair.
Please let me tell you how I got there.

Raised in poverty of an immigrant pair,
I was one of ten children with not much to share.

By day Papa worked hard but by night drank like…

The Unborn

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Although you couldn’t see me,
you never questioned that I was
there. Consumed by my future
became your daily care.

The first trimester began
with a bang. All your plans you

You made me so happy,
that first day you kicked in gear —
you resolved to be…

Or does it?

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An obvious imprint can
be deep, colorful, and

An imprint may be
faded, almost invisible,
hidden within a fold.

When love and sensitivity
are deeply rooted and
displayed, the impact
and imprint can be
seen in one’s actions
close up and far away.


Selfish and uncaring
imprints can also…

Something better

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Fame and glory are
sought by the ordinary.

In heightened success
they consider themselves
the best.


The honorable walk in
silence, without a sound.
Giving, caring, as their
charity abounds.

Not to impress or make
a name do they care.
They walk in modesty
without an arrogant


Finding the balance

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A litany of this and
that…and all of it

Too many fast foods
surround us each day,
while home cooking
seems to have lost its

Too many fearful of
what tomorrow will
be, while more hope
is what we need.

Too little sharing with
those in need, when

Rita Duponty

Author (amazon.com/author/ritaduponty). Join me at Tidbits for Healthy Living, The Every Day Life of the Unemployed, and at pinterest.com/ritaduponty.

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