Hungry and Alone

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mike_mezz Writer, historian and musician
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Some people say I've lost my mind...

Hungry and Alone

Hungry and Alone By: Mike Mezz

The snow fell for the third straight day A fire barrel with collected trash smokes away To seek shelter is a lost cause Those musty places are filled to the walls

Some people say I've lost my mind And I know it's not what it use to be But other than life on the crowded streets Sand and choppers are all I see

I'm Hungry and all Alone

I'm Hungry and all Alone The streets are my home

My country thinks me as a leper In my camo coat and pale green blanket My only friend is a stray dog With him I will fight to make it

In my mind I know why I registered The pursuit of happiness and to spread freedom In a damn war to help my country I came back to this hellish little kingdom

I collected more trash for my dying fire I came across a newspaper on the icy ground America stays in unjustified wars I hope they don't come home to what I found

I'm Hungry and all alone I feel so far from home

I'm Hungry for a country I'm hungry for a home

I'm hungry and all alone

--On a single night in January 2018, just over 37,800 Veterans were experiencing homelessness. --On the same night, just over 23,300 of the Veterans counted were unsheltered or living on the streets.

--A total of 552,830 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2018. This number represents 17 out of every 10,000 people in the United States.

Copyright © 2021 Mike Mezz (All rights reserved)

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