Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

The Forgotten Souls (Left To Die On The Streets Alone)


In a dream like world
in a dream like state
all that they have
is their skin and their bones

No lights no stars
no sound no sight
just blackened storms
in a turmoiled mind

These are the forgotten souls
left to die on the streets alone

Submitted: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Edited: Friday, December 13, 2013

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The pain that the long term homeless go through.

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/11/2014 9:58:00 PM)

    .....this is reality and so sad, nobody should be born into this world
    and have to endure homelessness...wonderful write.. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (12/25/2013 11:10:00 AM)

    Beautiful and touching poem indeed. It's very true such people are there everywhere. Fantastic write. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • J.s. Shankar (12/23/2013 10:11:00 PM)

    This seems to acclaim the delusions of life where everybody oscillates between earth planet and nether world. And God also doesn't come to raise our souls. Well write Dave. Nice one... (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (12/19/2013 7:39:00 PM)

    You speak powerfully to us all, and for those, so many who do seem forgotten; let us hope, and do our part to help them feel not forgotten. Great words Dave. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (12/17/2013 3:49:00 PM)

    A great poem I wrote on called 'His Shoes' with a similar theme. Hope that there is some shelter this Christmas for the forgotten souls. I shall try and do my bit. Thanks for sharing BB: O) (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (12/16/2013 5:46:00 AM)

    The churches in Swansea open their doors overnight for the homeless to sleep in until March, we do this every year. Lovely reminder to us all who have homes. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (12/15/2013 4:40:00 PM)

    Superb write expressed with sincerity and care for the forgottens souls of the streets! (Report) Reply

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