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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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xAllegria said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 5:49 am:
Hmm... nice idea and structure although you could try adding some devices to make it really original.
 
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dancergirl3 said...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm:
this was good! i feel like you are actually telling it like you were the person! good job! :))))
 
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Ryalynn said...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm:
tears in my eyes.......jsu taazing
 
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Ciara S. said...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 1:47 pm:
Beautilful poem!!!
 
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InkSpots said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 9:54 pm:
Basically . . . amazing! And so true, I think sometimes people forget that those "below" them are alive. That they are human.
 
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AuroraBauer said...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 9:50 pm:
i love this poem so much! i feel for u so much in this poem! its like im right there with u! (:
 
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just-a-joy said...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm:
i feel for u in this poem so u know ur not alone im sendding lots of love i had a few homeless friends i wrote poems abt it look me up
 
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Carmel94 said...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm:
Good job!!
 
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Thrush said...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 11:00 am:
I like it!! Good job!
 
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Raeven W. said...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 10:21 am:
I enjoyed your poem. Great job. I really like what you put into the poem
 
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Heartless911 said...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 10:07 am:
wow thats a sad poem i like it
 
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blueandorange This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 20, 2010 at 9:24 am:
Great job! Very solemn.
 
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Kaptain said...
Aug. 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm:

That was a wonderful poem..

 

if you ever get the chance do go through some of my work :)

 
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Phantom_Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 29, 2010 at 10:49 am:
I like the repetition, especially of the I am homeless. It had a good ending and I liked the short lines, but they may have been a little too short in some places. The theme is good and it's pretty well written. I think it just needs some tweeking here and there, but that's just me. Well done.
 
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Bbb4313 said...
Aug. 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm:
I really enjoyed this poem. It was really powerful, but i felt annoyed by the very short lines, and sometimes only one or two words. Im no expert but my opinion is that you should only have that every now and then.
 
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Still_Waters26 said...
Aug. 7, 2010 at 6:59 pm:
Really sad and powerful.  Good work, except a little too much emphasis on the I's.  It sort of reminds me of an article I wrote called "The Fight Scene".  Would you like to check it out?
 
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inksplatters21 said...
Aug. 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm:

Very very true, thank you for pointing this out.  May I make a suggestion? 

I have learned not to refer to someone as homeless.  I have learned to say someone who is homeless--put the person before the homelesness

 
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lovetowriteandwatchTV said...
Jul. 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm:
ooh, this is such a good poem!!!!!! I love it, amazing!!!!
 
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TheAnonymousArtist said...
Jul. 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm:
People, everyone can have their own opinion of what is good poetry, and what isn't, chill. i prefer a different style of poetry than this, but the heart and idea is in the right place.
 
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TuffGurl said...
Jul. 16, 2010 at 10:54 am:
this is a good poem. are u homeless, tho? i am thinking not if you have access to a computer. or u could've mailed it in... oh, now i'm confused! but this is a cool poem, very sad. 
 
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