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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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Sparks said...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 7:48 am:
its very afectionate and compelling
 
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Beba said...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 7:17 am:
this is really good even if your homeless people deserves a secon chance because no one is perfect in this big world. i really like this pome.
 
Holly M. replied...
Mar. 6, 2010 at 10:11 am :
Some people are bad at spelling! Don't give them a hard time :P
But maybe they should know how to spell poem...... :s
 
browneyedpoet replied...
Mar. 6, 2010 at 6:18 pm :
Some people *are* bad at spelling, but that looks more like a typo to me. By the way, if you're going to bash someone else's grammar and spelling, please at least make sure your own grammar and spelling are flawless.
 
Holly M. replied...
Mar. 7, 2010 at 5:17 am :
Who me??
:)
 
browneyedpoet replied...
Mar. 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm :
Haha no, I was actually talking to Tucker. It just bothers me when people get all rude and self-righteous about grammar and spelling. If it matters that much to you, why not channel that energy into making your own posts flawless? That's what I do. ;) There's really no need to be that rude, no matter how bad the typos or actual errors are.
 
Holly M. replied...
Mar. 7, 2010 at 1:04 pm :
haha- thats good..... i thought you were meaning me and i was like eek..... :)
what kind of poems do you write??
 
browneyedpoet replied...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 1:58 am :
I mostly write a lot of free verse, although I just submitted a poem that was really structured with a pretty intense rhyme scheme. It's actually been a while since I wrote a ton of poetry and fiction, and I recently started writing regularly again.
Are you a writer, too, or more a photography person? I saw you have some photos up, but then again, I have a couple photos on the site, and I don't consider myself a photographer at all. ;)
 
Holly M. replied...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 11:01 am :
I'm gonna go and read your poem :)
Well, i think i am really bad at writing.... but others disagree :L
I love taking photos, but its so annoying 'cause it takes ages to submit them onto this website..... :/ I've just put more on if you want to have a look.... (?)
(>.<)/
 
browneyedpoet replied...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 5:40 pm :
Will do! ;)
 
Holly M. replied...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 11:22 am :
Thanks for leaving a wee message :)
I read your poem- its beautiful.... <3
:)
 
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ChowD This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 9:13 pm:
Amazing rhythm! I absolutely loved it. Very rich in emotion.
 
JJ0987 replied...
Dec. 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm :
I really liked this story, it had a good flow to it.
 
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siaradodds said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 9:36 am:
that was amaizing
 
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hurt_by_life said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 8:50 am:
I really like it and I really agree with it i Hate the way people treat each other theses day so what if there homeless everyone deaves a chance and everyone should receive respect and kindness. theses days theirs not enough kindness in the world so we really should make it count when we can.
 
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willie said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 7:42 am:
wow it was deep
that peom really touch my heart
nice job!
 
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jadenugyen:D said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 10:51 pm:
4real people all over the world are so mean to these people
 
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JessW. said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 7:08 pm:
Im glad Im not the only one who thinks this way. Wen i say stuff like this to my friends, they just say stuff like "who cares. we dont kno them, and theyr wierd. why should we care about them?" and so im glad we have the same opinion about the homeless
 
jadenugyen:D replied...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 10:48 pm :
i agree with you alot of people dont care about them and make fun of them because their homeless people
 
lovebabylove. replied...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm :
i totatlly agree with both of you; i think people should care about everyone even if they know them or not it show's that you have character.
 
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