Homeless Angels – A Poem



The art piece above is by Christine Leary (onceinabluesun.com)

This poem was written and inspired by the song “Homeless” by Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Please be sure to listen to the song before or while reading this poem.

Homeless Angels

She looked just slightly crumpled
Sitting outside this cluttered subway
She tapped her fingers on her knees
As the low soft holiday music played
And she was rocking and humming

Her eyes so bright
So full of life
I walked over slowly
And sat beside her

We found the sweetest harmony
We felt closer to Heaven as ever
As we sang and tapped the beat
On our knees singing together

Our hearts so full
So calm and peaceful
Just the two of us
Like homeless angels

And then from no where
A wealthy man walked over
And sat right down between us
He sang and snapped his fingers

Then we lifted our faces high
And leaned back against the stone wall
And let our voices ring out while
Snowflakes slowly began to fall

Our souls rejoicing
Freed from loneliness
Just the three of us
A trio of angels

Written by Gretchen Leary 2012




About Gretchen Venters

I am 36 years old and I live in Montana. God has set my soul on fire to serve others through writing.
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