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   My home can be


or nowhere.

My daily meals


of anything or


My knick-knacks

and baubles

are the clothes



My money


only what


give me.

I am a being.

I am human.

I am homeless.

If only people

could see

where I stand.


help me


this all.

Will this loneliness

ever end?

Will I begin


new life?






am here.






be ignored.

I am a person.

I am alive.


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 :)
Louise1 said...
Jul. 3, 2011 at 9:43 am
I LOVE THIS! It's amazing!!:)
Anne said...
Jul. 3, 2011 at 4:50 am
It is moving,I love it.Great!
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
Lola_Black said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm
Wow. This is deep.
E.M.A said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 8:30 am
I liked it and thought it was worth reading because it has meaning.  
K.M.S.Shear said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 7:51 am

i liked it


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


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


Monkee63 said...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm
I really really enjoyed this Great job keep writing!
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
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.
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.
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!
Leahrose211 said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 11:51 am
THIS. IS. AMAZING. i have never heard any othe rpoem like this before
Myeshia said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 9:55 am
this is amazing !
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.


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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