Throw away your phone
Your laptops and tablets too
Dispose of your messy wardrobe
That you've never truly gone through
Get rid of all your toys
The ones from years ago
Release your childhood memories
Let your self-esteem fall low
Chuck out your school textbooks
And those boring revision guides
Your stationery, equipment
Burn all your novels in piles
Dig a massive pit
And bury all your comfy shoes
While you're at it, find a rubbish dump
And there, your keepsakes and treasures, just lose
What of your 'best friends forever?'
Why, they're no longer around!
Forget about your bedroom
It's nowhere to be found
Switch off your heating system
Cut the WiFi too
Just get rid of all electricity
The bills aren't a problem - phew!
In fact, just sell your house
Your flat, your car, your home
And give away your job
There's no need for that work phone
Now, leave all your family members
In fact, you don't know of any!
And move really far away
Nowhere near to anybody
Leave the hospitals, the shops
Let your money sit there and rot
Stay far away from love and care
What of holidays? There are naught
By the way, you've got no food
A few pennies in a bowl
A scrappy two year old scarf
Other than that, you're freezing cold
Sit outside those old chip shops
Under the roof whilst it rains
Squeeze the water from your vest top
And shiver through the pain
Don't eat for a good few days or so
Unless a passer-by throws you a coin
And stay as still as possible
You're inconvenient, you're a pain
Cough only to yourself
No one wants your dirty germs
Especially as you smell so foul
Not as sweet as rotting worms
If it snows, you're simply stuffed
In a storm? Just close your eyes
And imagine you had all those things
People walk past with all the time
Think of a cosy house
A bed, that's all for you!
A dryer! Warm clothes!
A bathtub! Some shoes!
Dream of a fresh cooked dinner
A steaming hot plate of food
Wish for a loving household
Not the constant sound of "shoo!"
Hope for a tree for Christmas
Some presents if you're lucky!
Imagine the excitement
Of a 'full-of-turkey' tummy
But open your eyes to the darkness
The selfish world in which you live
And cry for a better tomorrow
Though others have so much to give
Would you like to be homeless at Christmas?
Or any other time of the year?
It's hard to imagine, or live through
So give them some Christmassy cheer
That pound you wanted for sweets?
Buy the homeless man a warm drink
The fiver for those nice earrings
A hot meal would be nice, don't you think?
Ten quid could buy her a nice warm coat
A hat, scarf and gloves if you're thrifty
Twenty pounds could buy them all the above
Need I illustrate for a 50?
In this, our modern society
We are raised to want for naught
Everything comes at the clap of our hands
There's a lesson we're not being taught:
Show love to everybody
Give to everyone that's in need
It doesn't have to be with money
Could be time, or joy; meet their needs
Not purely because of this reason:
That it might be you one day
But show the kind and human side of you
And where you can't help, simply pray