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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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Poemfriend said...
Apr. 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm
i think that this is the best poem ever. i hope you have many more
 
Cezaray P. replied...
May 11, 2010 at 9:24 am
i realy like this poem. i read it about five times. i hope that you have many other great poems that teen ink will submit.
 
iliketac0s said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm
beautiful.
 
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm
this is beautiful. keep writing.
 
roseann This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 9:15 am
very deep, movinng. keep it up
 
christinjoy said...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Very honest very real.

 

 
smilysunshine said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 9:28 am
This poem is heavy! I like how it tell how the homeles live and want help with their situation and would like to have people think about how they live.
 
awesomeaugust This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 6, 2010 at 7:57 pm
The line breaks were very affective and I thought it was an overall very powerful poem although it did feel a bit like it hadn't been proof read or anything. But hten again sometimes poems are best when they are jsut raw emotion- great job! and keep writing
 
inspir3d This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm

i agree w/ awesomeaugust!!!

the line breaks are really creative and make a way greater impact. nice!! :)

 
RonBonRovi This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 2:01 pm
MaYBE iT WAS HARD for heR t to PROOFREAD BECAUSE shes hoMeless SRY FOR THE CAPS ITOUCH MALFUNCTION
 
hollyhottell said...
Mar. 6, 2010 at 5:04 pm
i really like this. i also wrote a poem bout being homeless except mine was my perspective. its called the old man i got to know. i really really like yours. good job
 
Poet4ever said...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 11:58 pm
very nice, deep indeed. keep writing please!
 
jeanwolf said...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 11:14 pm
this is really good. keep writing!
 
manda_the_random_poetThis 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. said...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm
Thats deep and finally something a bit deeper
 
kate4 said...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm
this is deep, and great!
 
shivasfire said...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 1:33 pm
i like it. and believe me, you're not alone
 
kimmycakes said...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm
this is very sad
 
ryanmjam replied...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 7:56 pm
yeah i agree this poem is very sad and it makes u wanna cry about it
 
blueer220 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 11:12 am
this really made me feel thank you
 
pfgoldfish13 said...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 11:19 am
That poem was incredible. It made me feel the intense emotions you were describing.
 
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