To Continue Homeless

With breath, hands can be warmed
With a blanket, sleep can override
With a smile, a heart can hope
With a sunrise, a day can begin
With a sunset, another chance appears
With a meal, life can continue
With a blessing, a tear can clear

On any given night, nearly 700,000 people are homeless. Veterans represent one-fifth of the homeless population; chronically homeless individuals represent 18 percent. Hundreds of thousands are families with children and unaccompanied youth.