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Dogwood Daughter: THE LISTENING ROOM

Not Everybody Has Enough

(Dogwood Daughter)
Martha Maria

 

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Not Everybody Has Enough (Cold and Rough) is one song in a Homeless Trilogy I have written.  

I'm very aware that but for the grace of God, I could be walking in those homeless shoes.  And the truth is, most of us are no further than one serious illness or the loss of a job,  from being homeless ourselves.

When I was a teenager, I used to play the organ at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oak Ridge.  My favorite hymn they sang was the one that quoted Jesus:  "As you do unto the least of my brothers, so you do unto me."

I always give money to the folks who stand on the road at intersections with signs that say they need money.  I don't care what they spend it on.  I believe that anyone who stands out on the road and begs, REALLY  needs help.   And one day, it's likely I'll need help.  Eventually, most of us do.  Just as eventually, we all need to be forgiven.  

Not Everybody Has Enough (Cold and Rough)

 

The days are short, the nights are cold

He's got a box that he calls home

Hot coffee in a paper cup

He gives her half to warm her up

Not everybody has enough

Sometimes the streets feel cold and rough

 

She's got a pack of cigarettes

He's got a light and she's his guest

She takes the crate, he sits on the ground

Alone they're lost, together found

Not everybody has enough

Sometimes the streets are cold and rough

 

Sometimes the streets are cold and rough

When friends are scarce and so is love

But she's an angel in disguise

And he's a boy who really tried

Just never seemed to get things right

 

Repeat first stanza

 

Not everybody has enough

Sometimes the streets feel cold and rough

 

copyright 2010 Martha Maria