Markette: Created by Michael Degenhardt.
Syllable Count: 11/10/9/5
Rhyme Scheme: aaab cccd ddde fffe
No Place to Call Home
Partners Place –Housing First: An initiative to provide permanent housing
for chronically homeless persons
a11 In our town homeless people live under bridge.
a10 They camp out by railroad tracks or on a ridge.
a9 Some people care, try to help abridge
b5 gaps in services.
c11 The chronically ill, addicted, jobless,
c10 poverty, life situation painful mess–
c9 some folks try to raise our consciousness
d5 and want to make dent.
d11 Shelter, a place to call home, they will pay rent–
d10 percentage of income from government,
d9 coordinate needs as seen evident.
e5 working together.
f11 Grants, donations, they have built a safe, new place–
f10 apartments where residents interface,
f9 live with others, meet staff at own pace–
e5 safe from the weather.
My Thanks to Linda Varsell Smith for her contributions above.