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By Anonymous

   My home can be


or nowhere.

My daily meals


of anything or


My knick-knacks

and baubles

are the clothes



My money


only what


give me.

I am a being.

I am human.

I am homeless.

If only people

could see

where I stand.


help me


this all.

Will this loneliness

ever end?

Will I begin


new life?






am here.






be ignored.

I am a person.

I am alive.


I am homeless. n

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Wow,I love this so much and it's relateable. Beautiful writing :)

on Jan. 20 2015 at 1:15 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is simple yet not simple at the same time. Simple because you can understand it, but not simple at the same time because of what's in your poem. It's absolutely, phenomenal. It's filled with such honesty, power, simplicity and complex, beauty and rawness; and just so much. In some ways, I can connect to this. Stay strong, my friend. :) You're an amazing and talented and beautiful writer and person. You have such talent and greatness and light and a beauty that is your own; and so much more. All of this and just so much more. Thank you so much for sharing this, my friend! I absolutely, love this and it touched me in different ways and I felt a sort of connection to it. Congrats on having this already published in Teen Ink's magazine because you truly deserve this! Thank you, again. :)

LyricBlunt said...
on Oct. 21 2014 at 9:42 am
LyricBlunt, Denver, Colorado
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"Music expresses who you are as a person." "Oh, butterfingers."Opportunities' come when you least expect it, it is all up to you what you do with them. Life sometimes throws you a curveball, you just got to go with it sometimes.

I love this poem, I was homeless once. No one will feel how you feel ino they step into your shoes and walk a mile or too in it. Anyway I see how you use postiveness and negativeness to compare and contrast homelessness. Anyway I hope you get better and I hope you get hope.

on Jun. 2 2013 at 1:40 am
SimplyErica SILVER, San Marcos, California
6 articles 1 photo 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is something unconditional. It continues to live even when everything dies." - By Me ♥

I wrote something similar to this called "Those Street People's Stories". Check it out whenever. It reminds me a lot of this and this is something serious other's need to know.

on May. 11 2013 at 1:47 pm
writingriver05 SILVER, Boise, Idaho
8 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Reach for the moon, even if you miss you'll land amongst the stars."

you know what this is just rude you shouldnt have the right to go around saying that this poem is shallow that poem is bad and so  on and so on i mean how would you like it if someone posted a comment about your poems saying it was shallow and lacked meaning

on May. 11 2013 at 1:41 pm
writingriver05 SILVER, Boise, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"Reach for the moon, even if you miss you'll land amongst the stars."

Hey were all poets how would you like it if someone put up a comment like yours?

on Apr. 20 2013 at 11:56 pm
OurVoices PLATINUM, Merrimac, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are" - e.e. cummings

This is beautiful. well done. i think that the reason its so powerful is beacause your writing is very simple. you dont use any big words or difficult to understand phrases. you simply write emotion, and it shows, and you cant argue with pure emotion. most people cant do what youve done. so feel proud. 

on Mar. 8 2013 at 9:51 pm
HouseofYork GOLD, Powhatan, Virginia
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"...Time and Chance happened to them all." Ecc 9:11

Bravo, simple, true, a little much on the space between stanzas *but that is the sites fault*. Truly worthy of a 5/5

Ghoshy said...
on Jan. 3 2013 at 6:30 pm
Ghoshy, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

This poem tells a moving story. It was sad, but exceptionally written. The breaks in writing made the poem seem much more real. 

Siilver BRONZE said...
on Jan. 3 2013 at 11:20 am
Siilver BRONZE, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
A question that often drives me hazy, am I or the others crazy? ~ Einstein

This is wonderful :) The line breaks were perfect. The first stanza was my favorite-- the writing seemed to be less concrete in the second. Both were very good, though! Keep writing. 

on Dec. 12 2012 at 6:36 pm
iluvrockandroll2 PLATINUM, Tinton Falls, New Jersey
22 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore."
— Lady Gaga

brilliant free verse!!

on Oct. 29 2012 at 10:07 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 237 comments

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Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

Easy there... 

on Oct. 29 2012 at 10:04 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
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Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

That's just rude. There's no advice to help critique this. Critique means advice, not whining that your friend didn't get her work published, and not high fiving each other that you guys are both jealous.

on Aug. 24 2012 at 3:52 pm
pandagirl312 GOLD, Leawood, Kansas
19 articles 1 photo 91 comments
I like this point of view. Sometimes people are afraid to help the homeless with money because they don't know what they will do with it. If that's the case, you can always buy them a burger at McDonald's or something. Anything would help you if you were like that. Good job, it got me thinking. :)

bluhs said...
on May. 6 2012 at 8:31 pm
bluhs, E, Alabama
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The structure of the poem was so original! I love your voice. Keep writing!!

on Apr. 14 2012 at 3:09 pm
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
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This is really good! Sorry for the advertising, but do you mind checking out some of my new work? Keep writing :)

OrenK PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 14 2012 at 4:12 am
OrenK PLATINUM, Flushing, New York
21 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said happy. She said I didn't understand the assignment. I said she didn't understand life."- John Lennon

I think it's brilliant how seperate the words. It gives them so much more meaning. You just made me believe that every letter has such power in it. Thank you for that lesson

Ravenne said...
on Mar. 23 2012 at 2:31 am
Ravenne, San Diego, California
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First, congratulations! I love the idea in itself. The breakdown of the sentences adds double meanings- as if the speaker addresses the reader directly with questions or demands. But I must admit, while the breakdown is interesting... the sentences in themselves are somewhat lacking. I assume you meant to make it sound like the homeless person is the one talking, but if so, then it's too... conscious, I should say? Perhaps a little description of a situation, instead of a comment about it, would highlight your point better. Overall- very original!

on Mar. 1 2012 at 4:53 pm
Yockaflocka BRONZE, Springboro, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"The past is the present; the present is the confusing; and the future is what you make of it"

This was beautiful. I love you work! Congrats on the publish!


on Feb. 12 2012 at 11:53 am
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