The Big Issue : Edition 440
StreetSheet A RuddeRless CountRy Gillard or Abbott How could Australia sink so low? We’d like to know Even with Rudd As a rudderless country For a while Not even with Rudd Can we survive Beyond the flood? So none of the three Ever will fill us all With glee, so then we’d need someone To pick us all up again So from 1901 And on and on As bad as these Ever did belong Owen D sells The Big Issue at various locations in Melbourne. RefleCtive WoRds Looking into a mirror, Searching endlessly, further Beneath, the surface Further slipping Back from; an unclear conscience To a new found world Always turning, eternally Aware of a time, gone fast No longer rushing Wayne P sells The Big Issue around Brisbane CBD. Aiming HigH The Big Issue makes me very busy. The people here are very nice. It makes a difference in my life by getting me off the streets as I make good money by selling the magazines, which I like anyway. I saw a vendor selling The Big Issue one day and I said, “I want to do what he 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 stAyin’ Alive Fremantle, it’s a dying breed. Shops are closing left, right and centre. We have lost Rivers, Jay Jays, Myer and others, and now we have lost Dymocks (my favourite shop). Some sales have dropped, but thanks to those that stick by my side and give support where it’s needed. Fremantle may be dying but there is life if you look in the dimmer spots of town. So thanks again, we want Fremantle ALIVE and a FUN place to BE. Sarah sells The Big Issue on the High St Mall and at Target, Fremantle. PoWeRs tHAt Be I have existed for all eternity. I create and destroy. I give birth and make people grow old. I go wherever. I like to bring people together and pull them apart. Be careful, because time is running out for the whole world. Gordon sells The Big Issue in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne. New veNdor dArryl sells hIs FIrsT mAgAzINe AT our TrAINee PITch (corNer oF ABercromBIe ANd Ivy sTreeTs IN dArlINgToN, sydNey). The cusTomer Is lyN TurNBull, A greAT suPPorTer oF The Big issue. Stories, poems and Big Issue vendors pictures by and friends THeBigissue 30Aug–12sep2013 9 motionless motion Here I am. Standing still. On the spot. Motionless. To be seen. As the hustle and bustle of people move by, in the mall with my magazine. On the spot. To see, the faces of those who pass. Some go slow, most go fast. Some acknowledge with a smile, others a nod of the head. Some even stop and chat for a while. On the spot as I stand still. Motionless, with my magazine. Selling more or selling less. Standing still. While all around are those who pass by. Some with a stare at the end of the day, others are busy and get on their way. Some who see me on my spot, are keen on the magazine, they will share a smile and buy for a while. Others without a pause, will give for the cause. All being said, as I stand on my spot, each has their purpose to be where they are. Whether near or whether far, we give what we’ve got to the lives that we have. Whether standing still or moving fast, the motion we have is not for some, but for others is good to grasp. Carmen sells The Big Issue at Rundle Mall, Adelaide. does” rather than doing nothing every day, and one day I will be able to sell 100 copies in just one day! Bradley W sells The Big Issue at Dee Why shopping strip, Sydney.