The Big Issue : Edition 497
THEBIGISSUE30OCT–12NOV2015 7 All contributors to Streetsheet are paid for their work. For the latest Big Issue news visit thebigissue.org.au or find us on: • facebook The Big Issue Australia • twitter @thebigissue STREETSHEET CRAZY BEAUTIFUL Thank you for everyone’s support over the years of doing this crazy job. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. Hopefully I’ll enjoy the support for another 18 years. Marcus sells The Big Issue at Concord and Five Dock, Sydney. HOMELESS When your only shelter is a cold night sky, A land where still an extraordinary amount of homeless people lie. No warmth from a loved one in bed, If some are lucky they see some drink and some bread. They rely on St Patrick and St Vinnies for a feed. Their weeks are intense indeed. Some of their friends can be down and out, Their pain sometimes causes them to grieve and shout. Sometimes in desperation they break the law, For some they’re just bad to the core. But mainly they’re just people living on the fringe, Sadly where their only pleasure is a drug or alcohol binge. It’s sad and more must be done, So these people can feel the warmth of the sun. Clifford B sells The Big Issue near the Subiaco Markets in Perth. TO MY FRIENDS Thanks so much to all my amazingly beautiful and generous readers and customers. You have been a big help in restoring my life from brokenness to happiness. We all have ups and downs and need good friends to help us through. Many of you have become my friends, and I hope you would feel the same about me. Many blessings for you all and I hope your goals and dreams come true. Jason sells The Big Issue at Martin Place, just near the fountains, Sydney. TIME FOR CHANGE I was working and when I gave the customer their change they told me that they gave a previous vendor $10, but the vendor didn’t have change. The customer wasn’t happy with them, but was with me. I was told: “I like you, I will look out for you”. Daryl sells The Big Issue at Young & Jackson Hotel on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Sts, Melbourne. BIKING BLISS I have had a bike for a couple of years, but have really been getting into cycling recently. It is making me fitter and healthier. I also enjoy it because of the different places I see and how it puts me in a good frame of mind. I have been out to Semaphore a couple of times (once to see a free concert), Outer Harbor and even Cudlee Creek in the Hills! I really do love it. Dean W sells The Big Issue on Pirie St in the Adelaide CBD. WHEEL GOOD Hi, I’m Jenny from Melbourne. I’ve been in a wheelchair for 55 years. I catch the tram every day. Some passengers know to move down from the disabled section and I appreciate it. Some people don’t move and this can be annoying. We are all adults, so keep an eye out for us wheelies! Jenny B sells The Big Issue on the corner of Collins and Russell Sts, Melbourne. Stories, poems and pictures by Big Issue vendors and friends Usually John Wayne and Indians don’t mix, but they did for me. After an invite from Johnny Gee at Antique Motorcycles in Cheltenham, I sold The Big Issue (Ed#494) at a gathering of the ‘Indian Riders Association’. I was welcomed by all, sold a stack of magazines and made new friends. The bikes looked and sounded great. I’m thinking of getting my motorcycle licence again! Adam sells The Big Issue at various locations in Melbourne.