Thursday, December 11, 2014

One more systemic subject...........

A Homeless person is a systemic subject 

not an accident in any given society.

The institutions that govern homeless might be of 

A bureaucracy in obscurity but 

It is a Person/ Human that overseas and decides  

who becomes and remains Homeless.

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Give me your tired, your poor, 

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. 

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: 

I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

-- Emma Lazarus(1849-1887) American poet.

Source: "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883;

Appears on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of 
the Statue of Liberty placed in 1903