Homeless Creatures - Poem by Kim Barney
When you see a homeless man,
do you judge him? Oh, you can,
and I would bet
it's something that you do.
Is it his fault he's homeless?
It could be, and yet
There may be factors
hidden from your view.
'Home makes the man, ' so I've been told,
but please, if I may be so bold,
I'd like to propose
that it affects other creatures, too.
A horse without a barn isn't worth a darn,
and races that he'll win are very few.
A bird without a nest will find it hard to rest;
a hare without a hole is someone's rabbit stew.
And last of all, just think about this bug:
a snail without a shell is just a slug.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
01 June 2017
If that little blue car is gone in the morning, then this giant slug ate it!
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