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HOME by Harry Kuhn

So many broken memories, So many places I never fit. Too often the guest, rarely the host, Too many sofa-beds. So often keeping silent, So often needing to be agreeable. Never in my own home, Never feeling at home. A … Continue reading

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The Mouse Trap by Victor Doxtator

Wendell sat on a log and blew an elongated cloud of cigarette smoke into the air. It disintegrated immediately, like a bomb blowing up. While Bert and Sammy chatted like squirrels, Wendell took inventory of what he accomplished today. Yes, … Continue reading

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“Home” by Maggie Sue T.

As the heavy clouds erupt, rain falls from the sky A cold chill engulfs the night air The dampness declares war on the bones within The aches and the pain has attacked the body As the rain falls I can … Continue reading

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“A Woman in Time” by Maggie Sue Traynor

Tired, warn out face Salt and pepper hair sets the pace The fragile body that I see Respected lady, I do agree She lives alone, no one around A couch, two chairs is all I found A peaceful soul I … Continue reading

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“Trinket: A Sequel” by Victor Doxtator

This is a sequel to Trinket, which was awarded an honourable mention in the July 2013 edition of Grit Uplifted. Trinket was starving. His last decent meal was seven days ago. He wanted to get to the soup kitchen by … Continue reading

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“Writing gives voice to homelessness”: Western Journalism article on Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group & its participants

Our sincere thanks to Ben Forrest, Western Journalism student, for his thoughtful article on the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group and its participants. Follow the link below to read the article, featured in the Western Journalism Report: http://westernreport.fims.uwo.ca/index.php/writing-voices-realities-of-homelessness/

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“Mysterious Bill” by Harry Kuhn

One day last year, as I waited for a bus, Bill walked by. I had not seen him much for a few years and it appeared his condition was deteriorating. He was a touch over six foot with greying hair … Continue reading

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“Spellbound” by Stanley Shaver

As I stand here and into the universe I peer I wonder what is man’s purpose for being here Is the end of time drawing near? I’m amazed by the splendour of it all Why the moon and stars don’t … Continue reading

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London Street Art Collective – website featuring art by people who are homeless

The London Street Art Collective website was the inspiration of David Mitchell, a London-based artist experiencing homelessness.  The site was created in December 2012 by Daniel MacKenzie and co-moderated by Jeremy Jeresky in order to provide more exposure to art … Continue reading

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“Home” by Maggie Sue Traynor

Four walls, a ceiling, a floor you see It’s not always a home to me Only a place to be out of the cold Sucks all the energy, can make you feel old Basic standards hardly met This seems to … Continue reading

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