A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS #RRBC #RWISA

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…

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A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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.

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

(Click to read more POETRY BY NONNIE)

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

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  2. Beautiful ‘Heart Waves’! ♥

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  3. It’s been a difficult year with one tragedy after another. Thank you for reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas with your beautiful poem.

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

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

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

    Good job Nonnie!

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  6. 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.

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

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  8. Very strong piece! Especially now.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Beautiful, Nonnie! Beautiful.

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  11. 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.

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