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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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Sweetbeanie said...
Mar. 15, 2011 at 7:02 pm:
LOVE this poem especially the last few lines! AMAZING!  Cant wait to read more from you!!! :P
 
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silence-is-loud said...
Mar. 15, 2011 at 5:01 pm:
Awwww :( Love this poem... You are in my prayers.
 
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Dally said...
Feb. 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm:
Very good and expressive. Keep up the good work =]
 
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pleaseagift24 said...
Feb. 21, 2011 at 1:07 am:
i can relate im 19 and and homeless havent had a hot meal in awhile  so whoever made this i give mad props it touched me
 
rowdii replied...
Apr. 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm :
where do  you live?
 
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forloveofart said...
Jan. 30, 2011 at 2:02 pm:
I really really like this.  The beginning was my favorite, before the shift, but it was a good peice as a whole.  I especially like the repitition, it added alot.  Good job!
 
big_batty_boy replied...
Feb. 10, 2011 at 5:34 am :
Anyone up for a ebony shlong fest? :)
 
Donkey dyke replied...
Feb. 10, 2011 at 5:39 am :
gayhsfthssrhrhr
 
Sackfiddiler replied...
Feb. 10, 2011 at 5:42 am :
Okay i love sacks! okay?!
 
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Mgymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm:
his poem was very well written and very powerful! btw if you get the chance could you take a look at my poems such as A Mirror Image and The Sinners Confession (and comment and rate them????)  it would be greatly appreciated!! THANKS!
 
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DragonbadgerZ said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm:

A truly powerful poem  that displays the soul and spirit of being homeless

DRAGON BADGER Z OUT!!!!

:) :( :-  :0 :/ ;?

BLAARFENGAR!!!!!

 
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ElijahN said...
Jan. 8, 2011 at 10:24 pm:
Umm. It's alright. A lot of metaphors or imagery would have helped but it's very thought-provoking. I like it.
 
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Writergrl96 said...
Jan. 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm:
Good I really enjoyed it.  It was simple but so very true.  Keep writing your style is really interesting and enjoyable to read.
 
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the-girl-on-fire said...
Jan. 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm:
Great piece of work keep writing
 
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ohnoclo said...
Jan. 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm:
Lovely. Totally and brutally honest. It's refreshing.
 
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JaimeNichole said...
Dec. 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm:
Very real, very true. Keep writing. Please check out some of my work, I'll do the same
 
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teenpoet8 said...
Dec. 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm:
wow.  this is so deep.....check out my best work, a poem called oxygen.  its on my page.  anyone who likes this will like oxygen...
 
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AllyWriter4Life said...
Dec. 17, 2010 at 8:12 am:
This was a great piece. Check out my work sometime. Keep it up! :)
 
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LilithLovely said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm:
I know what it is like to be homeless-been there, done that-. It's not all blacks and grays. It depends on how you look at it. You are 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it. You can make it into colors and lights with just a shift of attitude.
 
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Jace SmileyFace :) said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm:

It was really good. I like it.

I read a fictonal novel about a homeless girl. It told me alot. Your poem was great keep it up.

~Jace SmileyFace~

 
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