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Richard Bogue is a long-time resident of Project HOME.  He lives at 1515 Fairmount Avenue, and frequently shares his poetry and writing with the broader community.


Many years ago when I was living in San Francisco I decided to go to church one Sunday.  I chose the Unitarian church and at the end of the service the minister urged the congregation to “be gentle with your selves.”

Richard Bogue is a long-time resident of Project HOME and frequently shares his poems and writings with the Project HOME community and with the broader public.  He recently wrote this poem, which he shared at a recent All Resident Meeting.  It is in honor of many vets who have come through Project HOME.


There was a guy named Johnny Philly

Who came to live at Project HOME;

He was a little guy (not dumb)

Who had a great big heart of gold.


At first Johnny felt anxious, nervous

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