As soon as I pick that pencil up I feel like I’m healed.
Picture from ABC News: : Former homeless artist and recovering drug addict Robert Drew has been selling his sketches to get by on the streets. (ABC News: Anna Hartley)
Robert Drew was born without fingers. What’s more he has been in the grip of drug addiction. He tried ice, pot, and alcohol. But his drawing has drafted – pun intended – a new perspective. Clearly he has a talent. Please check out the article on ABC News Australia.
What a great way to utilize our talents for a better life.
Robert’s story is my (late arrival) focus for this month’s We Are The World Blogfest #WATWB post for June 2019.
Our co-hosts this month are:
and Belinda Witzenhausen. Please head over to their pages and all using the #WATWB.
Robert Drew reminded me of an earlier poem of mine called “We Are More”. There is an excerpt below.
We Are More
He takes his “Please help” sign,
Turns it round,
A texta he found,
Feebly at first,
Would be proud of.
We are more
Than the symptoms seem.
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