Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




The invisible
Treated like human garbage
Caught in the vicious cycle

Bureaucracy and judgement
Humanity suspended

As part of my job and volunteer work, I often go to the local parks and trails to pick up trash as part of “community cleanup”. I am always careful to observe the signs. Is this trash or someone’s home? To accidentally throw away a person’s few possessions seems intolerably cruel. So I guard these small places of sanctuary and respectfully move along.

In response to Sylvain Landry’s SL-WEEK #17: Homeless

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

16 thoughts on “Homeless

  1. Tough choices. Thanks for this reminder—we need bigger tables, not higher fences.

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  2. Homelessness is a sad testimony to man’s inhumanity. You are a very caring soul to protect “someone’s home.”

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  3. Thank you. I try my best. The local authorities have passes a series of atrocious laws recently that denies these folks access to public restrooms and even goes so far to jail and fine them for panhandling -as if their life wasn’t hard enough. It makes my blood boil.

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  4. Insensitivity of government officials. There is a saying that we are all one degree away from being destitute due to uncontrollable circumstances, such as job loss, illness, etc.

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  5. Wow i’m wordless…. Wonderfull post… Great shot

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  6. Bigger tables not higher fences for certain….

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  7. Wow, that is a very moving statement–you have a great heart.

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  8. Thank you. I try. I always feel like I could do more though.


  9. That proves my statement about your great generous heart–we always want to do more. I usually just trust God to multiply my efforts 🙂

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  10. Oh! Sometimes it’s not so clear, I would guess.

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  11. True. Often what looks like a pile of garbage is in reality a camp.

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