A Homeless Poet Gives Thanks

Nov 28, 2013

Thaddeus "Theddy" Wilkes has written a number of poems for "The Bridge," a local newspaper that supports the homeless.
Credit Christopher Blank

A poem from the streets of Memphis asks us to think about the plights of others and to give thanks for our blessings.


A few days ago, we brought you a story about The Bridge, a local newspaper that has, since its debut last March, been helping the homeless in different ways. First, homeless vendors can sell the papers. But second, they can also write for it.  

Thaddeus "Theddy" Wilkes started writing poetry about a year ago. A friend in the homeless shelter encouraged him to submit his work to the paper. We here at WKNO thought that one of his poems was particularly appropriate for a holiday dedicated to giving thanks and counting blessings.

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