Thursday, November 14, 2013

City Moon


the city moon is like a streetlight, casting a glow on a homeless man


Unfortunately, in New York City, many are still homeless. It is a tough reality. There are several charitable organizations in the city, providing shelter and food to the homeless. This holiday season, I will be doing some volunteer work to help the homeless. 
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This is posted for dVerse Poets, prompt on an "American Sentence," a poem in 17 syllables. Also sharing my photos with Skywatch Friday and Weekend Reflections.

55 comments:

  1. not hard to believe. i lived in baltimore. spent time in new york. its more visible actually in the city, not as well hidden as poverty and homelessness in rural america....nice sentence...and awareness...

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    1. So true, Brian. It's unfortunate that there is still poverty in this country both in cities and rural areas. Yes, we should spread awareness :)

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  2. There are many homeless here as well.
    Wonderful moon shot.

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  3. This is great. I love the photos with it. :-)

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  4. Bravo for acting on your convictions. Homelessness is such a touch issue all over America.

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    1. Thank you, yes, from all the responses on this post, it seems homelessness is still all over the country ... so sad. Let's hope it gets better :)

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  5. That is lovely, Loredana. We have homeless even in the woods where I live. We always donate to the food bank. Wonderful photos and touching words. xo

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    1. How nice you donate to the food bank, Karen. You have such a kind soul :)

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  6. In India too we have many homeless people and are forced to live on footpath.

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Vandana. We shall pray for peace and homes for everyone :)

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  7. good for you...and nicely done...

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  8. Sadly there seem to be homeless everywhere. I know our population of homeless has really grown over the last few decades. Your night photos are beautiful though.

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  9. Kudos to you for your volunteer work Loredana. You have a huge heart :)

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    1. Thank you, Keith. It's really rewarding to do volunteer work :)

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  10. I like your moon metaphor casting a light on the homeless situation. One never realizes how hard it is to constantly "live rough" outside the confines of society, struggling for conveniences of all types and barely keeping oneself from harm. Well done.

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    1. Thank you, Gay. Great article on the "American Sentence" you wrote. Glad you like the moon metaphor ... hoping for light to shine on the homeless and alleviate the sad situation.

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  11. Lovely snapshot of the city moon ~ Sadly the homeless are everywhere, even here in our city ~ Good one Loredana ~

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  12. That same moon shines over us all, isn't that so?
    Displayed in picture and words brings realization home to us "forgetters"...
    Good! Thanks.

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    1. Yes, the moon does shine on all of us. Thank you for your lovely thoughts :)

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  13. Enjoyed the idea of the city moon as a streetlight. Nice that you will be doing volunteer work for the homeless, Loredana.

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  14. very cool that you're doing voluntary work to help the homeless... i think the most homeless people i saw in san franciso...there were so many of them...

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    1. Thank you, Claudia. I've been to San Francisco and did notice some homeless. Yes, it's all over unfortunately. We can only hope the economy gets better ... and worldwide, too :)

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  15. Good metaphor with moon; good for you - helping homeless!

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  16. Your words are such a nice tribute : we mustn't forget the less fortunate that have no home by those cold days, you are so right. Wonderful pictures, too.

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  17. Yes, we have many homeless here...and shelters that are sometimes full to overflowing. Wonderful of you to give your time to help those less fortunate. As always, words and images are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. It seems to be a widespread problem. Hopefully, by writing about it and discussing it, we can make a little difference. Many people volunteer their time in the city to help the homeless for some really wonderful charities.

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  18. So sad the homeless exist the world over - and good on you for your voluntary work I am certain it will be much appreciated.
    Anna :o]

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  19. So many places free of people yet still tons of homeless, sad indeed

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    1. yes, there is disparity
      and poverty in our society
      hope it gets better and sunnier

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  20. It is very sad how many homeless people there are. Especially in big cities like NYC. It's great that you are going to be helping out by volunteering!

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  21. Thank you for helping the homeless - it is a sad situation in every part of our countries. And your poem is really well done! Great photos.

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  22. Love the idea of a "city moon". Poignant, it shining on the homeless.

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    1. Yes, the city has its own moon. Let it shine on all. Thank you, Sherry.

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  23. A city moon.
    I love that, and I love these images, Loredana.
    Wonderful colors.
    Have a fantastic weekend, my friend!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I took these photos with my droid phone .. I do like how the colors came out so bright :)

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  24. That's really nice that you're going to do some volunteer work for the homeless. It must be tough for them in the winter!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. Yes, it's particularly tough for them in the winter. Volunteer work is especially nice to do around the holidays, to spread some hope and good cheer.

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  25. I've never volunteered for helping the homeless.. I guess I've done other good deeds, but not this one yet.

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    1. All kinds of good deeds are wonderful, Michaela. :)

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  26. Homelessness is a problem everywhere, exacerbated by the faltering economy... good for you to volunteer!

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    1. Thank you, Madge. Let's hope the economy gets better!

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  27. Perfect juxtaposition.. really combining the haiku beauty with the grittiness of reality

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    1. Thank you, Bjorn. Yes, I wanted to show the juxtaposition of nature and reality and shed some light. Glad you noticed that :)

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  28. La vita è un flusso dove realtà meravigliose e durissime si intrecciano...ancora più visibile in una città enorme come New York.
    La poesìa coglie il senso di questa situazione umana come la buona volontà può contribuire a migliorare le cose. Un abbraccio,dolce e cara amica di Oltreoceano.

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    1. Cara Rita, l'economia ancora soffre un po' negli Stati Uniti come in altre parte del mondo. Ci sono persone senza lavoro e senza casa. Volevo scrivere una poesia per dare speranza che la luce della luna illumina il percorso su una strada migliore per tutti. Un grande abbraccio. :)

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  29. Love that first image that illuminates the plight of the homeless.

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  30. Wonderful sentence and pix. k. (Manicddaily)

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  31. i have been working quite a bit with people immersed in poverty and it is quite a challenge. So great that you are helping where you can

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    1. How wonderful you're helping people in poverty! :)

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  32. I believe your words will bring warmth and compassion to those who are in need! Thank you for the comment on my blog!

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    1. Thank you for your comment and welcome to my blog, Chris! :)

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