I was shocked to see a report on tv that stated there were
1500 homeless vets from the latest Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
I'm pretty sure we have a few here in Texas due to the number of bases we still have.
What better way to learn their plight than to live with them.
Sorta what I do, learn by immersion
Mom lives 20 miles from Austin and since I don't have a job or a car, when I get a ride
"to town" I stay on the streets, yeapper a bum, just another homeless vet.
But I'm the One holding the Help Re-legalize Cannabis sign in that soup line.
They are the same as the rest of the humans on earth. They just don't have a home,
And there ranks are swelling these days.
As folks have to decide between paying for rent, food, bills or Meds.
More and more are finding no matter the choice they make,
it's just a matter of time before they too are living on the streets with the rest of US.
For me it was over 3 years ago, when I was called into my Directors office to get fired.
On 4th of July weekend, whille working Overtime I left early to get a bus home,
they stopped running after 7pm and taxis ain't cheap
I could have sold out when asked "If I had a drug problem?"
But, I didn't. Nope, No Problem.
I could have said yes and gone for a little rehab vacation on the companies dime,
and still had my 50,000$ a yr job.
I was tired of being in the closet and knew I was getting fired
because I Am a Pot Patriot(Jet Baker plug) and it was time to stand up and speak out.
My trek through the system, never selling out and always Crusading for Legal Cannabis.
I've been homeless for over a year and a half, now,
my unemployment checks ran out a long time ago.
Seems no one is even willing to call me in to talk.
I checked in last week at ARCH in Austin and received my Number.
It's a lot like prison but you can come and go as you please.
A safe place to sleep if you can handle the smell.
Oh and don't mind going to bed at 6pm and staying till 6am.
Not something I can do,
I never sleep more than 4-5 hrs a day
unless there are naked women involved.
Then I could be laid up for days
I've not had any problems with the locals.
Some thought I was a narc at first and some just don't want to know others
and the rest just think you are crazy, if you are too nice.
I'll end up the Crazy Cannabis Preacher or dumbass pothead, I'm sure.
It just hurts my heart Too much to sit around and do nothing
so I walk with them and help when I can. And Preach to All that will listen.
most all the out reach folks have computers and allow us to use them
but only 10 -20 minutes at a time.
So no long stories, just updates when I can.
They feed us pretty good too, ain't no skinny homeless folks in Austin,
if they ain't junkies, that is.
Some just ain't able to read the schedule or don't know where to go,
those follks I help as well, If They want it, vet or not.
I hate to see anybody starve just because they don't know where to eat.
Waiting on the heat to break,
so I can make the run to NM and A life of MMJ and prosperity,
without dieing of heat stroke on the way
Be Safe My Brothers and Sisters
and carry your Gawd in Your Heart always.