Down & Out

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I have no place to go.
No home.
No protection.
No warmth.
No Love.
I have-
Nothing

I have no money.
No hopes.
No dreams.
I have-
Nothing

People stare at me as they pass.
They have no idea!
What I endure every day of every hour.
I have-
Nothing

My lack of education,
It holds me back.
From achieving my dreams,
The dreams I had before.
Before the world crushed them.
I have-
Nothing

My hunger,
It eats me alive.
The pain is unbearable.
I can’t take it anymore.
I have no food.
I have-
Nothing

I live on the side of the road,
In an alley.
Along with
the unknown creature
under the dumpster.
I have-
Nothing






I don’t own a bed
Or a blanket,
Much less a stupid
Cardboard box.
I don’t have shelter.
I have-
Nothing

The coldness,
The cruelness of Mother Nature,
As her brutal winds blow.
As they cut against my flesh.
Like a cold steel knife.

I have no family.
They disowned me.
I am homeless.
I am hopeless.
I am-
Only 9 years old.
I will eventually die soon.
All because:
I have-
Nothing





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