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   My home can be

everywhere

or nowhere.

My daily meals

consist

of anything or

nothing.

My knick-knacks

and baubles

are the clothes

I

wear.

My money

is

only what

others

give me.

I am a being.

I am human.

I am homeless.



If only people

could see

where I stand.

and

help me

through

this all.

Will this loneliness

ever end?

Will I begin

a

new life?

Does

anyone

care?

Because

I

am here.

I

am

real.

I

cannot

be ignored.

I am a person.

I am alive.

And...

I am homeless. n


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AmayaSakaruta said...
Oct. 21, 2011 at 8:46 am:
this poem is...amazing. you rock. that's totally the thing that hurts lots of people - they dont see others as real people, just like, props or something.
 
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burgerman said...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 11:06 pm:
It's poems like this--*stifles tears*. Nah, but seriously, nicely done. Please read my short stories when you have time. (Rate, comment.)
 
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subliminal96 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm:
This was excellent! *tag as favorite.* Keep writing this powerful stuff
 
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satch3ll said...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 10:49 am:
If you r homeless, how did you type this??!?!??!?!
 
LazyDaisyLovesYou replied...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 11:04 am :
STUPID. Maybe she was writing this in the perspective of a homeless person, so that people can see that homeless people are people too
 
MarieAntoinette2012 replied...
Oct. 29, 2012 at 10:07 am :
Easy there... 
 
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maggie.ramone said...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 9:59 am:
oober intense and SUPER good n.n i loved it, keep it up!!!
 
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crazy-ashbobash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 7:12 am:
good work, but is the n at the end a typo or part of the poem?? otherwise great work!
 
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ryanthebrat said...
Sept. 8, 2011 at 9:18 pm:
Intresting,had a good dark voice that just screamed out "SOMEONE HELP ME,I HAVE FEELINGS,EVEN IF I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY OR A HOME!!Very good job:D
 
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soldout said...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm:
Interesting setup. Three stars
 
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brookey said...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm:
I love it it has sooo much meaning!!
 
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Shmelmo said...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm:
Really Powerful, Nice Job
 
ArrowHeart replied...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm :
This was great, please read mine, Burned and Jet and Kayla!!! THX
 
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cookiegirl said...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 12:58 am:
The poem is dramtic because of the broken lines, well done:). The poem is relatable.
 
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Laura_Oliver said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm:
Sounds like what some dark-voiced commentator would say over a commercial for a thriller. But halfway through I lost you, and it was the same thing over again. Anyway...good job!
 
Laura_Oliver replied...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm :
Or maybe not...the way I was interpreting it, the poem seemed redundant but now I get it. Depends on what message you are trying to send.
 
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hworld123 said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 9:20 am:
I really enjoyed this poem! I think that your lines were broken in a way that both contributed to the drama of the piece and allowed it to flow. Very powerful! Good job.
 
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spiritwriterThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm:
this is AMAZING
 
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LAngel13 said...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 12:25 am:
I LOVED IT! SIMPLE, ELEGANT, STRAIGHTFORWARD! sheer genius! check out some of my work I recently wrote 2 poems called I will not stand and in my eyes, im kind of new and would love feedback!(:
 
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blueandorange This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm:
Perfect
 
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