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Harry Downes 2017

Kindness Wanted

Melbourne voted most liveable city again

But we have a crisis on the street.

Our homeless numbers are growing.

The big issue laid bare at our feet.


Clean up the city streets they cry.

Round them up and move them on.

But the Melbourne people need our help.

A chance to live and to belong.


If not the street where do they go?

Illegal rooming housing run for profit?

Over crowded, dirty and dangerous.

A terrible cycle, we need to stop it.


No dignity or privacy.

No safe place to live or rest.

It’s time for the people of Melbourne.

To stand up and to protest.


Tougher laws to protect the vulnerable.

From criminals preying on the weak.

Government help for cheaper housing.

A fairer go is what they all seek.

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