Lost in A Sea of Faces

Updated on September 17, 2019
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Cheryl is a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, poet, licensed/ordained minister and founder of two outreach ministries.

Lost in the crowd
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Poetry

He seeks shelter from the rain

His clothing says he is not allowed

No way to escape his pain

He simply gets lost in the crowd

Men, women, girls, and boys

Walk past him every day

As if he is invisible

They never have anything to say

He's hungry, dirty, in need of sleep

He's broken shelter rules

Mental illness keeps him bound

So he sleeps outside on the ground

Lost in a sea of daily faces

That pass by without a glance

All he needs is for one kind soul

To offer him a chance


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      • Cheryl E Preston profile imageAUTHOR

        Cheryl E Preston 

        4 weeks ago from Roanoke

        Thank you all for your comments. I see people like this every day and it is so sad.

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        Elijah A Alexander Jr 

        4 weeks ago from Washington DC

        Cheryl, the Christ said "the poor will always be with us" and his teachings on how to live "Saintly" as described in Matthew 6:24-34, 8:20-22, 19:29 & John 3:8 is proof that all saved people has the appearance of being "Lost in a Sea of Faces."

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        Mental health is so difficult to cope with and even more so if you live on the streets. Your poem highlights the need for all countries to do more in helping these people live dignified lives. All it takes is a want to help and compassion to do so.

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        Ann Carr 

        4 weeks ago from SW England

        This is a heart-rending peace, beautifully written.

        All around the world this happens - it shouldn't be so in this day and age.

        Ann

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        Shannon Henry 

        4 weeks ago from Texas

        This is such a touching poem. So sad and all too real.

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