After 35 Years Of Homelessness, This Poet Finally Gets A Chance To Fulfill His Dreams

When you follow your passion, the universe joins you in the pursuit.

After 35 Years Of Homelessness, This Poet Finally Gets A Chance To Fulfill His Dreams
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Good things come to those who wait. And sometimes, the wait is too long. Given that, many people give up somewhere during the wait and end up never achieving that what they had set out for. If you are passionate about something, and if it is your ultimate dream, you must continue to pursue it with determination, perseverance, and unrelenting positivity, no matter how many obstacles pop up on the way, no matter how much hardships one needs to face. And who better to teach us this lesson than this homeless man, of whom this story is about.
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Meet Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho

Meet Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho

He is a 79-year-old poet who has been living on the streets of Sao Paulo for the last 35 years. He signs each of his poems as "The Conditioned."

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Introducing, Shalla Monteiro

Introducing, Shalla Monteiro
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Shalla passed by him every single day. In 2011, one day, he gave her a poem that he had written, and that's how she got to learn about his dream.

The dream...

The dream...
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...it was Raimundo's dream to publish a book of his poems, and Shalla decided to help him in achieving his dream.

She created a Facebook page for him, where he could publish his poems and earn recognition.

She created a Facebook page for him, where he could publish his poems and earn recognition.
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People soon began to notice his talent.

People soon began to notice his talent.
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Many would even approach Raimundo on the streets.

People loved his poems and wanted to get to know him.

People loved his poems and wanted to get to know him.
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But they were afraid to approach the poet who lived on the streets.

One fine day, Shalla received a message from Raimundo's brother.

One fine day, Shalla received a message from Raimundo's brother.
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The brothers were united after 57 years.

The brothers were united after 57 years.
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The brother could not believe the pitiful condition Raimundo had been living in.

The brother could not believe the pitiful condition Raimundo had been living in.
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And so, he asked him to come and live with him in Goiana.

He was no guest. He was family.

He was no guest. He was family.
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He no longer lives on the streets. And now, finally, his dream of publishing his poems is coming true.

He no longer lives on the streets. And now, finally, his dream of publishing his poems is coming true.
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Shalla is still in contact with Raimundo and shares a good relation with him.

Shalla is still in contact with Raimundo and shares a good relation with him.
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