#WATWB March 2021 – On the Bus

Welcome to the We Are The World Blogfest #WATWB. We have been going since March 2017, sharing good news stories. Our c0-hosts this time around are:

Sylvia McGrath, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Shilpa Garg, Eric Lahti, and Belinda Witzenhausen.

Picture from Channel Nine News Canberra, Australia. Accessed 28 March 2021.

To join this post you’ll need to hop on the bus! The Sleep Bus to be more exact. Not far from where I live, a city of Queanbeyan, NSW (Australia) has acquired a Sleep Bus.

Like many parts of the world we have issues here with homelessness. People who cannot find or fit in a home to live. The Sleep Bus movement provides a shower and short-term bunk accommodation for homeless people. A great idea.

You can check out a report from our Channel 9 Network that they posted to their Facebook Page.

You can hear more about Sleep Bus from their website, as their founder, Simon Rowe (what a first name!) talks you through with short video updates.

Simon Rowe in one of the Sleep Buses he and his son are making. From their website. Accessed 28 March 2021.

What a rolling, practical way to give some help to those needing somewhere to sleep.

Here’s an excerpt from a poem by Meghan O’Rourke called “Sleep”. You can read the rest at Poetry Foundation. They may even read it to you.

…In the bedroom the moon is a dented spoon,
cold, getting colder, so hurry sleep,
come creep into bed, let’s get it over with;
lay me down and close my eyes…

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Check out other posts on the #WATWB


Author: simonfalk28

Country lad, Focussing on verse.

8 thoughts on “#WATWB March 2021 – On the Bus”

  1. “Community problems are best tackled collectively. It is this power of collective action that is helping …’ quoted from Simon Rowe’s website. So true Simon Falk … what an extraordinary and wonderful idea to help the homeless! Great #WATWB post!

  2. Love this! I’ve worked with the homeless and this is a brilliant initiative. I hope it catches on elsewhere. Thanks so much for sharing this and for being a part of #WATWB.

  3. What a wonderful idea, it is certainly better than tents and sleeping over warm air grates. Thank you so much for sharing Simon. Perhaps more countries might start the same idea. Jt does seem to be a world wide problem.
    Must mention I just love your poetry

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