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Time is Money

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Kevin Taylor
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since 12-23-1999
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near Vancouver, BC, Canada


0 posted 01-04-2000 07:25 PM       View Profile for Kevin Taylor   Email Kevin Taylor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Kevin Taylor's Home Page   View IP for Kevin Taylor

I have slept in stairwells
slept beneath trucks that
were not there when I woke up
slept in parking lots and
green garbage bags

I have eaten month old bread
dog food and dry flour
and insects.

I have worn a blanket
newspaper shoes
and someone elses glasses.

I've done Brother, can you spare some time?
got a quarter

made me laugh
Time is money, Son, Time is money.
Ya, I know.
Sometimes a day is five bucks
unless I'm paying. Then it's more.




 Kevin




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Nan
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1 posted 01-04-2000 07:53 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This seems quite a grim, yet realistic, look at life from a homeless eye... Nice job, Kev.......
Bojopy
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2 posted 01-04-2000 09:02 PM       View Profile for Bojopy   Email Bojopy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bojopy

I hope this was not in the first person....great poem though.

 


Deborah
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3 posted 01-04-2000 09:48 PM       View Profile for Deborah   Email Deborah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deborah

A sad look at the reality of the homeless.  Reality can be cold and harsh when things go down the wrong path.  You portrayed the pain very well.
       Deborah
Kevin Taylor
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4 posted 01-04-2000 10:06 PM       View Profile for Kevin Taylor   Email Kevin Taylor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Kevin Taylor's Home Page   View IP for Kevin Taylor

Just a note to clarify... yes, this was 1st person. But there are many more who never made it out alive or, perhaps worse, languish there with no luck and less hope.

 Kevin
hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 01-05-2000 12:43 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

YES!!! You expressed this very well. Nice job  
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