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You assume that I drink and that I blew all
my money
On hookers and booze and I find it funny
That you can assume that you know about where I have been
Well, none of my money went toward
buying gin
I came home from the war, and my wife kicked me out
She had some man on the side I knew
nothing about
She took all the money, and took both of
my kids
And in a matter of seconds I had nowhere
to live
I tried to get jobs so I could pay rent
But the economy is bad, so I resorted to cement
And now I live on the streets, you all stare as you walk by
And mutter to one another “What's wrong with that guy”
I'm not mentally disabled, an alcoholic or thief
I'm just a man on the city's sidewalks,
dealing with my grief

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fxxxxThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 9 at 2:42 am:
One of the best i've read on this site so far! Absolutely love it!
 
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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm:
Good job~ We should remember that people are not all that they seem. Never should we look down our noses or assume a person's character without knowing them. 
 
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FallonC. said...
May 15, 2011 at 7:09 pm:
Your interpretation of a homeless man on the streets was very different from what's been set out there. I really enjoyed it.
 
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ninjajump said...
May 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm:
really great.... loved it
 
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loser_like_me_xPThis 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...
Mar. 22, 2011 at 9:20 am:
awww.... this is deep.
 
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AnnibonnyThis 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...
Mar. 5, 2011 at 8:59 pm:
Really good! Very emotional! Keep writing! 
 
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cloudskater1 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm:
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! love love love it soooo much. write more, i wanna read!:)
 
kalesxo0 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm :
thank you so much! it means a lot to and ill be sure to post some more! 
 
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dmul said...
Nov. 13, 2010 at 5:44 pm:
I knew you were talented way back when! Im sure theres more to come!
 
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Edmk said...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 4:33 pm:
Sick poem! Kaleigh rocks!
 
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SMWells said...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 6:43 pm:
Whatever made you write this? It's so unusaul a subject. But you did a good gob.
 
savetheplanetThis 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. replied...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm :
It's a different perspective, very deep.  I really love it.
 
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