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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


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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akbr_gurl said...
Jul. 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm:
this poem is legit poetry. So much meaning to it, beautiful :)
 
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Louise1 said...
Jul. 3, 2011 at 9:43 am:
I LOVE THIS! It's amazing!!:)
 
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Anne said...
Jul. 3, 2011 at 4:50 am:
It is moving,I love it.Great!
 
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marta2803 said...
Jun. 21, 2011 at 2:24 pm:
I love your poem! It's really moving! I just have a question, what does the n mean at the end? Please reply. Thanks
 
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Lola_Black said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm:
Wow. This is deep.
 
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E.M.A said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 8:30 am:
I liked it and thought it was worth reading because it has meaning.  
 
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K.M.S.Shear said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 7:51 am:

i liked it

 

 
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LookingForward1 said...
May 20, 2011 at 8:53 am:
AMAZING, KEEEEP WRITING (:
 
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featherssss said...
May 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm:
this poem is beautiful, i have been homeless.  i really enjoyed reading it
 
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MaurineT said...
May 8, 2011 at 12:00 am:

Hi,

I'm currently doing a video about homelessness and I was really touched by your poem so I wanted to know if i could use it as a soundtrack for my video.

please answer quickly

Maurine.

 
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Monkee63 said...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm:
I really really enjoyed this Great job keep writing!
 
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Elsie_Hollis12 said...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 10:29 am:
you are an amzing poet and i hope that you will keep writing. i really enjoyed this, you portrayed the feelings really well. i hope this isn't true, but if it is, stay strong and i hope life gets better for you xx
 
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Suicide said...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 9:35 am:
wow this is soo sad and good at the same time. I belive this is the best one ive read so far. Good Job and cant wait to read more by you.
 
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ema2423 said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm:
The concept for the poem is amazing! It's really rare to find something like this! Great Job!
 
mRz.Bieber4Lyfe replied...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 9:37 am :
definitely agreed. Loved It.
 
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foxbox said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm:
I really liked the beginning but I thought that the end was a little cliche, but its still a great poem!
 
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Leahrose211 said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 11:51 am:
THIS. IS. AMAZING. i have never heard any othe rpoem like this before
 
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Myeshia said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 9:55 am:
this is amazing !
 
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Robert_Nestegard said...
Mar. 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm:

This is amazing! It really hit home for me. I had been homeless with my older brother for 2 years couch surfing and worrying about where I would get my next meal. Keep writing I look forward to seeing more of your work.

 

 
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HorseLover said...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 7:44 am:
This article really made me think about homlessness. Thanks for the thought!! This article is amazing!!!
 
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