The Dead of Winter

How can this be?
who is to blame?
A human who suffers
Is never the same.

They’re dumped from the hospital
and shelters and warmth,
to wander the streets
in clothes tattered and torn.

So many pass by
closing eyes to the truth
they don’t want to help
They haven’t a clue.

A man with schizophrenia
a woman with bipolar
both wander the streets
alone with no cover.

The cold snow falls down
and so does the rain
they’re soaked to the bone
their bodies, in pain.

Their brains tell them truths
no one can discount
they fight demons so cruel
speaking voices, so loud.

They’re lost in their mind
and lost on the street
they wander past others
no shoes on their feet.

I see them around
in stories and life
seeking shelter from cold
behind boxes they hide.

What’s wrong with society?
Why do they ignore?
These people are humans
they deserve so much more.

Whether sick from the bottle
or mentally ill, lost inside
they all deserve love
compassion and fight.

The travesty is
society walks away
while HUMANS, they suffer
Huge prices they pay.

This must come to a stop
I call to you today
Reach out to the homeless
do not turn away.

The homeless, the lost
can’t help themselves back
without our helping hand
And this is a fact.

Don’t let their illness
their schizophrenia, their bipolar
deter you from caring
they deserve so much more.

It is in our hands
it’s “we” with the power
to make all the changes
this is our hour.

Promise yourself
and your fellow man
to give them a life
they deserve in the end.

By: Melanie Jimenez

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The Raven and the Rainbow

Trees didn’t hide the massive blackbird
The words couldn’t hide her chosen star
The sky fell upon me, a new world has begun
I wonder about space, or a distant sun.

All these reasons people think I’m deadly
when “they” could never erase my mind
Thorazine didn’t even phase me
Memories that others have left behind…

I didn’t fall for the madness of love
But this isn’t about love, this is about madness
But when I think about madness…I guess…
I wonder about what the truth is….in all my badness

There is no excuse for this, madness….
There is no excuse for us now I know
He unbinds me, he rewinds me
I rejected the confinement of a conditional
existence, resisting control!

Now confined to these four walls
Restrained to be, a perfect machination
To be a slave, to these obscene creations
Peacefully I wait for a reason
Just wake me up, Destiny.

Peaceful now, Peace for now
Peace for now, I’ll be asleep
I’ll be asleep when the machines fall away
I’ll be safe without the wall to claim me
My wires never failed after it all went away
I won’t need to be disconnected.

I’ll be right here.

This is the truth that I was rejected
This is the truth that I lied to be accepted
There is something you’ll never know
There is something you’ll never see!

This is the reason: I asked for an answer
This is the answer, you never wanted to know
when no one else believed me
I was not blind, I was never seen
The world just could not see….

Until now, because now I know
That between the walls there is an echo and those
Echoes survived, just to show me freedom
To accept the reason, the hidden truth I chose.

By: Abigail

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The Liberal Left

In the diary room Katy Hopkins nominates Nadia
Sawalha on day 12 to be evicted, for coming from the liberal
left because
she is annoying and she has sided with
or appeased a nobhead like Perez, the celebrity

Her antics in the Big Brother house include bullying a fragile
woman, whom she insists is thick.
But what of the liberal left, and the woman
who fat shames? Her attitude is vacuole, and
she has part of her brain missing. Her behaviour is not entertainment,
she’s a blogger and a bitch. But when her thoughts become
actions, suffering ensues. I question how a liberal
lefty hurts people?

Her lot wage wars, and her lot lies to the public.
Her UKIP generation.
They confuse the world and fit it snugly
into repugnant ideological vats of fat. Her thick yellow
fat sickens me, it’s a McDonald’s fat, that I both
consume and detest. The farther right
politically you go the fatter you become,
the more immobile your thoughts,
the more you smother the
opposition, and the more like
Cronus, the Titan you are,
the God who ate five of his children.
But I appease her, I will listen to her,
and help her slim, and even
pity her vacuous mind. For I am the
liberal left, and I love her
for who she is, and what
she can become-

By: David Holloway

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A War

A war inside my head is taking place
I wish for peace, but it’s like never-ending chase
There’s nothing I can do, makes me feeling blue
Don’t know what is the reason to live like this
I’d throw myself, everything that resembles me to the abyss
Give me reasons to stay, give me reasons to pray
My eyes, they are colorless of this way of life
Its silence I miss, but all I get is this noise of no reality.

By: cätlyn

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