Quiet Poetry Lounge : Homeless Happiness

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    Laying under my overpass hideaway
    Warm concrete supports my back
    As I listen to the cars ride away
    They seem to be rushing
    I never understood why
    Time is not of the essence
    As I’m gazing at the sky
    Lessons in the form of clouds
    Fill my mind
    And I’m grateful
    Until one slows
    Sympathetic faces
    Appear through tinted windows
    I see them
    Feeling sorry for me
    When it’s I who feel sorry for them
     
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    many are homeless by choice. for them, an escape from the burden humanity has levied upon them is worth the lack of niceties they have to endure. in their case, it is THEY who feel sorry for US...for having to endure such burdens.

    THANK YOU for this introspective look at humanity.

    the river floweth.
     
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    what a walk in life reality and the happiness homelessness find within self
     
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    Sometimes, I wish I had the courage to be homeless by choice... but then I realize that it's not necessary to go to that extreme in order to be free of societal burdens. This can be done by educating yourself and finding out if the things you are stressing about are really worth it(nine times outta ten they're not). it's about being conscious enough to realize that HAPPINESS IS FREE OF CHARGE!
     
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    i beg to differ

    Homelessness, as a way of life, is only for those people resigned to such a fate…not for the weak of mind or spirit. I walked the streets of L.A. I saw millions of homeless people—indigent people, as some call them. Of those I talked to, some chose their lifestyle…others had it thrust upon them. No matter the circumstance, once you’re a member of their fraternity, it’s hard to walk away from it. Not because you don’t want to…instead, because societal rules—requirements—make it hard to.

    For those making that choice, they don’t do it out of ignorance. They weigh their decision carefully, evaluating its worth to them…before stepping out on that limb. So, please, don’t make light of their decision…as if they didn’t make an educated decision about their future. And understand, the number of people choosing homelessness is probably less than one percent of one percent of the homeless population. Only an educated guess, of course.

    By the way…HAPPINESS ISN’T FREE OF CHARGE…by any means.

    ~ only a thought ~
     
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    Please don't misunderstand me. I think that choosing to live that lifestyle is a brave but in my opinion, extreme measure to take. My intention was to show that it isn't necessary to go to that extreme in order to lessen or eliminate the impact of societal burdens.

    But I must disagree with your last statement... pure true happiness cannot be bought with materialistic things. it's true... there is always a "price" to be paid for happiness but that price has no monetary value.
     
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    i agree.
     
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