They Are Still Out There
Original by Jim Tabb/Oldtimer
It’s just past midnight in January, it’s well below 20 degrees and they are still out there.
Under the bridges on South Cobb at Atlanta Road,
up in the steel under the noisy tracks,
around the perimeter of Larry Bell Park,
in the woods off Manget,
along the creek south of Gramling,
all around the Elizebeth area,
in the wooded areas west of the Hospital,
across and behind the bus station on the South Loop,
in the woods between Franklin and I-85,
along rottonwood creek wherever it goes,
and in all the wooded areas along Powder Springs Road
whereever there is a secluded place out of sight,
individuals, groups, families with children and it is so very cold.
They are still out there.
Are you warm tonight? Count your blessings.
Grace and Peace,
Copyright 2007/2008 by James A. Tabb
(May be reproduced freely with credits. The areas mentioned are in Marietta, Georgia)