Part III: Tales of Bellingham… Pickett Bridge –Shelter for the Homeless

Copyright ©Jane H. Johann, 2016 "Sleeping Refuge for the Homeless"

Copyright
©Jane H. Johann, 2016
“Sleeping Refuge for the Homeless”

 

steps of the military are silent now

but those who were among their rank

sleep below the bridge in the winter cold

as their hopes and dreams went blank

Dads and Moms returning, hugging their kids

flags fly high on Independence Day

however, no one knows the face of these vets

but, hey, medals are given with full array

they gave the best of their youthful life

they responded and answered the country’s cry

and now they have no mind left to think

…and so…one by one…once again they die

 

“boots on the ground”

the leaders did cry

But no one understood

No one really knew why

Just that everyone saw

It was not their sons and daughters who died

While under the bridge

The HOMELESS slept

Under the bridge

…the forgotten vet

Copyright ©Jane H. Johann, 2016 "Shelter for the Homeless"

Copyright
©Jane H. Johann, 2016
“Shelter for the Homeless”

 

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Pickett Bridge was constructed by Major General George Pickett in 1857.  The original bridge was made of wood planks and later replaced with a more modern construction, as seen in the above photo.

I found this blog relating to Pickett Bridge, if you would enjoy seeing what the original bridge looked like, go to this link: https://hamtopia.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/the-bridge-that-george-pickett-built/comment-page-1/#comment-99

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7 thoughts on “Part III: Tales of Bellingham… Pickett Bridge –Shelter for the Homeless

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  2. johncoyote says:

    I liked the photos and history told. I like the old places. We can learn from the past and the present.

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