1st Place Winner

Jeff1-Eastons Beach-Jun 2011

The 2011 Poetry Contest Winners:

By Jeff Britto

Pain is all I’ve ever known!
It’s been said “You reap what you sow”.
But I’ve never harmed anyone. Not a living soul.

So, I reap the whirlwind,
living the life I was given
with no expectation that somewhere there’s a heaven.

Turning down the avenue with cold rain on my face,
my mind searches back to a better place
as I pray that God will give me his grace.

I’m just a faceless apparition,
taking up space and time,
with its shoes soaking wet
and soles thin as a dime.

I wish it were different
but this is my lot;
facing the reality that
the streets are all I’ve got.


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