By Robert Gillis
Published in the Foxboro Reporter and the Boston City Paper, 7/2018
“When I close my eyes, so I would not see / My Lord did trouble me / When I let things stand that should not be / My Lord did trouble me / Did trouble me / With a word or a sign / With a ring of a bell in the back of my mind / Did trouble me / Did stir my soul / For to make me human, to make me whole”
– “Did Trouble Me,” by Tom Jones
For the six years I worked in Boston, I encountered many homeless people.