A lovely thing happened this morning!
I was on my way back from exercise class and noticed this chap sitting at the back of a shed in our local park. I was just going to pop into the shop so I thought I might get him a bit of breaky and a voucher for some tucker as he looked like he was homeless and had camped the night there.
I gave him a wave and he came over and introduced himself as Christopher and I asked him if he would like some food. He was most grateful and we chatted for a while. WOW!!! This guy was amazing! Told me his story of a car accident that left him with some damage to his left eye, left ear and the left side of his brain. He is originally from Brisbane, estranged from his family and been on the road for quite a long time over 10 years in fact. He told me some jokes and then said “do you like poetry”. “Yes”, I said. Thinking back on my Dad who could recite the most lovely poems, how he could remember all the words I’ll never know. “Well, what would you like a poem about? Places, history, people, travel???” Yep, travel sounds good and he recited this one for me!
All his own words and I think he could have recited poems all day, but alas I had to go. I asked him what he was sleeping on as it was particularly cold last night. He said he had a piece of old foam (which he will toss out before he heads off) and some bedding. He is going to be moving off soon, not sure whether to head north or south.
Anyway, thought I’d share this with you. (He said he didn’t mind). He also told me a poem about Uluru and when he asked me my name, he said “oh I’ve written a poem about Gabrielle”. Made my day! I left with him waving and waving at me and now I’m trying to work out how to get a Stockmans Swags sorted for him to take on his travels. If anyone wants to help out, give us a shout 0427702606 or message me, be nice to give him a bit of a helping hand if we can make it happen. Cheers Gabrielle 😊#murchisonriverswags #lendahand #campingunderthestars #bushcamp #homelesspeople #homelessman#aussieswag #swagcamping #swags #outbackaustralia #aussiecharacters #aussiebush #australianmadeswags #helpabrotherout