Homelessness Marathon blog

... ending homelessness isn't a matter of charity, but a matter of changing the way our society is structured. -- Homelessness Marathon founder, Jeremy Weir Alderson, aka Nobody.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

homeless sneakers

homeless sneakers

restless thoughts
toss and turn,
without end
deep within
mind, body and soul
whether day or night,
about once again
becoming homeless

knowing the only
place to then call
home 24/7, will be
one pair of badly
worn out sneakers,
long overdue
for replacement

truth be told
however, those foul
footwear are in much
better shape, than the person
who will be barely
surviving inside them

whose remedy
will not be found
just by a new pair,
but within an abode
of their own,
one providing a permanent
roof and shelter,
under which to live
more restfully instead.

by Morgan W. Brown
Montpelier, Vermont
Sunday, June 18, 2006

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Homelessness is having no place to hang your hat

An old My Turn of mine published in the Burlington Free Press years ago (which I had also previously blogged to the North American Homeless News Network blog, here as well as Green Mountain Daily blog, here):

Friday, February 11, 2011

Why Not Do The Right Thing?

On January 18th I spoke before the Kansas City Task Force on Homelessness and laid out my vision of what Kansas City (or any city) might do instead of following failed Federal policies. The "White Paper" linked below is a follow-up to that talk, setting out my ideas in print. It may be found at:


Of course, the broadcast invites other opinions, but I am hoping this will be a basis for starting some discussions.