The Big Issue : Edition 571
THEBIGISSUE.ORG.AU 21 SEP–4 OCT 2018 7 STREETSHEET MISS YOU MUM On 21 April my mum passed away. She was my rock who stuck by me even when I put her through hell as a kid. Her love and support were unconditional. To say I’m missing her is an understatement, but I’m doing what she used to say: “Don’t dwell on things too much and get on with it!” Marcus sells The Big Issue at Concord and Five Dock, Sydney. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY Our lives are such a waste Man in your suit; tailored, hair slick You look for money, secured Yet our poor still suffer; you make me sick Such a waste Woman, your lips are inflated, plastic Your money buys you beauty; unloved You are totally, drastically removed From the beauty of the skies above Such a waste Gambler, you look for what you don’t have; The financial success of others’ careers, But what will you do with your winnings? Will you again lose, will it end in tears? Such a waste A wise man once said, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” Don’t let money form your plans, Plan freedom from money, for every woman and every man. Mark W sells The Big Issue at Adelaide Arcade and Rundle Mall, Adelaide. THINK BIG Today I had the opportunity to be a guest speaker for The Big Idea. The Big Idea is a university competition where Stories, poems and pictures by Big Issue vendors and friends I gave a young girl a box of pencils yesterday. She looked like an artist and it turns out she was! The next day she came back and gave me this beautiful drawing. She said it took her about 30 minutes. Alex F sells The Big Issue at Milsons Point, Sydney. students form teams to come up with new social enterprise and business ideas. I really enjoyed the experience, and it was great to learn more about The Big Idea and The Big Issue. It was hard at first to tell my life story but it got easier as I went along. People asked me questions about how many magazines I sell each day, and I was able to tell them about the generosity of all my customers. I love doing extra things with The Big Issue on top of selling. Sean sells The Big Issue cnr Hay and William Sts, and Leederville, Perth. THE BIG ISSUES Poised on the edge of inspiration Cloned beyond all inspection The way of the law, life intersection The ability to conjure interjection My face has blemishes, world reflection Taken from society, all but rejection, Permit interjection to all recollection My soul has bruises from recoil injection But life is a love story, beloved fiction. Jason B sells The Big Issue cnr Mary and Edward Sts, Brisbane. SIX MONTHS I started selling The Big Issue on 20 March this year. Credit to vendor Yordan who has introduced me to The Big Issue vendor support office. Since then, I have been selling the magazine at different pitches in the Melbourne CBD. I am grateful to The Big Issue for giving me a special opportunity to earn some money out of magazine sales. It really means a lot to me. Sue sells The Big Issue at various locations in the Melbourne CBD. » All vendor contributors to Streetsheet are paid for their work.