Sunday, November 14, 2010

You Know Who I Am


You know who
I am, don’t you,
you think I don’t see you
avert your eyes and begin
to talk faster and louder
with your companion or if
you’re by yourself
you look nervously around
for possible sources of help
if you need it and if none
in sight you cross the street
but all you find is
another me,
another you
on the other side
and we are always
the least of these.

Photograph by Ed Yourdon; used with permission for the One Stop Poetry Sunday photo prompt on homelessness.

16 comments:

moondustwriter said...

So true - the least of these...

food for thought - "they will always be with us"

Thanks Glynn for your strong voice and support of so many

moon smiles

Ted M. Gossard said...

Sad, but all too true.

Hope said...

isn't that the truth

thank you

kaykuala said...

We see them but we don't really know what and how they think. You put it brilliantly.

Maureen said...

And there, but for the grace of God....

Michael said...

another you, another me.

That is cutting.

M.L. Gallagher said...

Yes, another you, another me.

Powerful words Glynn.

Claudia said...

well describes glynn!

S. Etole said...

we meet ourselves in many different situations ...

Brian Miller said...

another me, another you...yes we are not so far away...from each other...

hedgewitch said...

So many seem able to see nothing, to cross the street, rather than look as you do here and see the intimidating truth behind all those easy, fobbed-off cliches about our common humanity.

libithina said...

so eloquently expressed Glyn ~ bit like us and them ~ but we are one at the end of the day ~ brilliant take

Kelly Sauer said...

Glynn, I read this, and I hear God in the voice. incredible.

Reflections said...

You have expressed society's view well... they be the least of these... yet to know their stories, to know their person, how they are so much more than the least of these.

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tuberider said...

I thought this bit was very poignant:

"and we are always
the least of these."

Nice one.