Adeline Foster

Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD
Adeline Foster
Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD
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^ We The Unencumbered

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^ We The Unencumbered

Tattered misfits, we are called,
We ask not hate nor love;
Survival is our handbook
Stitched with suspicion's glove.
....We the unencumbered -
........We the homeless rove...

Nomads of an affluent age,
Life viewed from simple stance;
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Saturday, December 27, 2008
Topic(s) of this poem: poem,homelessness
Benjamin Uy 19 November 2018
Great, great uncompromising poems about life, Rated star rated A Thanks
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Edward Kofi Louis 08 September 2016
Survival is our handbook! Thanks for sharing.
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Mary Douglas 23 July 2016
there are slogans all over the place about restoring dignity to the underserved etc. In your poem you show so clearly that dignity was never lost; just the perception of it. This poem has real nobility and feeling and eloquence and power. As a lower income person myself quite often subject to scorn and labeling where it just doesn't apply, I felt deeply comforted by this poem and I am certain that others will too.
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Liilia Morrison 06 July 2016
Very powerful statement regarding the reality of homelessness. You really get into the heart of those unencumbered with a lot of compassion and love. A terrific poem. Thank you very much for caring and sharing. Liilia
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Leah Ross 22 April 2016
a very profound write speaks to the world the problems we have
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Liza Sudina 15 March 2016
Adeline, it is a very strong poem. it shatters my heart.and makes feel lack of altruism and shame for my stone heart. I was listening to romantic music now - but I stopped it while reading your poem. my mood became social.
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Agatha Eliza 07 March 2016
If all the misfits, nomads, exiled and homeless had a message to transmit to the world, it would have been the one which is perfectly illustrated in the verses of this poem...The derelicts have a voice now, and stand out as statues, visible to all pairs of eyes exposed in front of humanity, revealing the lack of empathy, cuelty and the social inequality. Wonderfully written poem!
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Mike Smith 20 February 2016
Beautifully written. Chalked full of images and truisms, this is a poem that cast a light on our most impoverished inhabitants. It highlights the humanity of the homeless which is important because too often they are thought of as inferior simply for their economic hardships.10
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Roseann Shawiak 10 January 2016
An amazing portrayal of homelessness, it just gripped my heart with it's total honesty, you have gone within the depths no others dared to tread. Absolutely stark and real, no one able to deny the truth of what you've written in this poem. Love it! Thank you for sharing the truth. RoseAnn
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Brian Mayo 09 January 2016
I'm sure the unencumbered would appreciate this poem. If only there was some way for them to see it... You did a real nice job. A lot of thought and effort went into this and it shows.
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