In light of the recent tragedies with the hurricanes and now the fires raging in California, many families are misplaced – forced to live away from their homes.  Some won’t return to those homes, because they’ve been destroyed.

Then, there are those who live on the streets year-round…many out of necessity, because they have no home.  We refer to them as simply… “The Homeless.”  It is for them that I write this piece…



Christmas living room

People wish for presents

That fit ‘neath a Christmas tree

But, I’d like something more special

Gifted just for me.

I want a place to come home to

A place to call my own

I’d like to feel the shelter

Of my very own home.

Living on the streets

Or, sometimes out of a car…

Is the most horrible feeling

I’ve ever felt thus far.

I pray for this hell to be over

I pray that one day soon

I’ll be able to offer my children

The comfort of their own rooms.

I drive thru swanky neighborhoods

Windows, I look inside

Wishing I was as lucky

As the people, who there reside.

Sleeping at the in-laws

Always needing help

Reading the books that sit

On someone else’s shelf.

This holiday…

Some will wish for presents

Others just want to roam

But, I simply wish and pray for

Christmas in my own home.


RWISA, always be a hand that gives when and wherever you can.  And never forget to pray for those less fortunate than you.


(Click to read more POETRY BY NONNIE)


Add yours →

  1. What a beautiful and heart-felt poem, NJ! Thank you! 🙏


  2. Beautiful ‘Heart Waves’! ♥


  3. Lovely and heartfelt poem, Nonnie! A poignant reminder that not everyone will be warm and cozy and surrounded by family during the holidays.❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Shirley Harris-Slaughter December 23, 2017 — 12:13 am

    Written just in time for the holidays. It is a timely message.

    Good job Nonnie!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. peggyhattendorfcom December 22, 2017 — 8:34 pm

    Nonnie, thanks for sharing this heartfelt and powerful message. Wishes to all for a blessed and happy Holiday Season.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Beautiful and touching, Nonnie. Wishing you a blessed Christmas.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Very strong piece! Especially now.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Reblogged this on paguthrie and commented:
    This is a lovely poem by Nonnie Jules. Maybe if we all wish and give (esp. jobs) the homeless will be rehomed.
    Good luck and Godspeed to all.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Beautiful, Nonnie! Beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Oh, Nonnie, this brought tears to my eyes. I am deeply touched by the ones who live on the streets of any city. Prayers for all.

    Liked by 1 person

We love hearing from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: