Science suggests millions of years ago just one ‘seed of light’ springing forth from a sea of potential was all it took for the creation of the Universe. From this initial event new worlds came into being, and new life emerged from out of the darkness.
And so it can be that way again in 2017: whereby small seeds of light emerging from out of the silence and solitude of Homelessness can illuminate the hearts and minds of people and far more importantly highlight deficiencies in the competency of the UK Government who fail to manage Homelessness either effectively or humanly. Homeless people are suffering daily, and some also dying on UK streets, as consequence of Government Policies, an ineffective, prejudice and woefully underfunded Social Security System, and pitiful despicable neglect by the UK Government who have an overarching responsibility to extend a duty of care to every citizen within the UK. The Homeless are not being considered either fairly or reasonably or if indeed at all, and neither is adequate funding or provision being made for those most needing help and support within our communities. A citizen in the UK in 2017 should not be Homeless: there can be no compromise to that expectation.
Gallybloggers originate from Wales, UK, and it is our pleasure to facilitate opportunity for the Homeless: to give them a small voice in a noisy uncaring and ignorant world. The work we present is submitted by the Homeless we meet daily throughout the Towns and Cities across Wales. Here on Gallybloggers we offer a reader a very different, innovative and creatively varied perspective on Homelessness for them to consider, cogitate, deliberate, and digest. Those who write and submit to Gallybloggers do so wholeheartedly believing in what we do and in what we would like to achieve by giving voice and opportunity for expression to those who are walked-over by society and passed-by everyday on our streets and empty shop doorways. It is a absolute tragedy to witness suffering, fear, pain, anxiety, desperation, and on occasion even yearning for death. It is time for the UK Government (indeed all Governments throughout the World) to wake up and take immediate positive action to resolve Homelessness on the streets of the UK.
Gallybloggers are humble souls and their Blog a reflection of that facet of them: a small blog turning cogs, moving other bigger cogs, turning larger mechanisms, setting change upon the agenda, and needless, pointless, wicked austerity upon the cold slab. To promote Homelessness as a issue widespread throughout the UK, and the World, Raven’s 12 are throwing open the doors for submissions from all Homeless individuals who would like to express themselves in a poem or short-piece of prose and have their work published here on Gallybloggers for the whole world to see. It is a Call To Arms! A time for poets and artists from the Homeless Communities throughout Wales and the UK to wield their quills with honesty expressing their personal feelings on topics surrounding Homelessness. I look forward to them being honest and unmerciful both in reach and depth of thoughtfulness and in the impact their work will have on public opinion.
As Dewin Nefol, I get to see the smiles, the joy, and the tears in the eyes of those whose work is appreciated and generously commented upon here on Gallybloggers by some very beautiful people across the world. To see someone who believes they have nothing to offer anyone in life light up like a Roman Candle with a smile reaching ear-to-ear stirs me to tears every time. For me personally, it is those moments that make Gallybloggers what it is: not just a Blog to read, it represents real experiences endured by real people that I have met and spoken with and got to befriend as well: a delightful pleasure it is as well. Gallybloggers is their personal voice, always very raw, very real, often painful and bloody, always earthy, and relentlessly alive forever persisting, resisting and existing with sincere and honest endeavour, solid Faith and an assured Belief in a better world for one and all, for all and one, for always. Love and Peace.
God Bless. Namaste 🙂
Dewin Nefol and Raven’s 12
With sincere thanks and lasting friendship to John Fioravanti at Fiora Books