Break down the Barriers

(Guest Poem from Dawn Bland written about the support Dawn received from CAP Wakefield)

Break down the Barriers
smash down the walls;
We need to get out there and spread the word!

Stop the stigma,
Educate people,
Reach out;
Life’s a struggle,
We all need hope;

Yes we are low on our luck,
But there’s a reason I ended up homeless,
Was it a relationship breakdown?
Perhaps my family didn’t want me anymore?
Just take a second to think,
There’s a reason I got to where I’m at.

Reproduced with permission from the author, Dawn Bland.

Her first book of poems is called Into the Dawn and is available from Dawn via CAP or Wakefield Baptist Church. Proceeds from the book will go to three charities; Spectrum People, Community Awareness Programme Wakefield, Wakefield Baptist Church.

CAP Wakefield: http://www.capcare.org/

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