Here IS a RAP
Style POEM
HOUSE-lessness?

Freedom From WANT

Speaking in English, the sentence I want. is uttered very early in our growing repetoire of fulfilling our bodily needs...we simply tack a list of demands or requests - depending on to whom we are speaking - after the verb WANT...what could be more simple? As we grow older most of us learn to distinguish between what we "think" or "feel" we WANT and what we NEED...Abraham Maslov even developed a hierarchical pyramid of NEEDS...shelter, clothing (or a fancier word raiment...), vital bodily sustinence...WATER, and the various food groups including proteins, vitamins, carbhydrates and fatty substances...

Destitute - OR - HomeLESS

It used to be that when people lost the ability to maintain a living arrangement, in a shack, shanty, one room cabin, or modest cottage, they were spoken of as destitute. Sometime since Reagan's election in 1980 there has been a shift away from having a LACK of HOUSING to describing folks rendered HOMEless...no place to lay one's head, except a park bench, or even within the confines of an alley way, or thick bush or bit of shubbery...and don't EVEN talk about "out in the cold rain and snow" - as an old blues revived by the GRATEFUL DEAD goes...On this page, we will discuss what Freedom From WANT might entail, in a way that benefits both individual and community...Many national, regional, and local resources - often tailored to the exigencies of local conditons are available to those who find themselves destitute...all too often through natural disaster, or the death or inability of a provider to work to support a family...

HOME Is Where The HEART Is

Since this site is being maintained by one who has travelled extensively, sometimes with "no visible means of support" - Your HOST, Busker4FREEDOM intends to relate to the challenges facing those performers who choose to enact their dreams by performing in public places, often for "tips" - concentrating on what one can do when the "tip jar, jug, hat...basket" comes up SHORT of that number of bills/coins which will underwrite one's most minimal efforts to "keep BODY and soul TOGETHER, and hopefully, enjoyably FUNCTIONAL...