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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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on Oct. 21 2011 at 1:18 pm
Caban37104 BRONZE, Vineland, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
You all laugh at me because I'm different, yet I laugh at you because you're all the same.

I really like this, its great..! Has a very strong meaning and is very well written.. =]


Check out my page sometime if anyone has the chance and let me know what you think.. Thanks

on Oct. 21 2011 at 12:16 pm
RaenFeatherstone BRONZE, Ottawa, Other
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Favorite Quote:
''It's not what was taken from you, it's what you do with what you have left.''

--- Meghan Pearson

Wow. This is a very deep poem with a powerful meaning. Love it!

on Oct. 21 2011 at 8:52 am
I really think the structure of your poem suits your subject matter very well.  Your portrayal of the arbitrary-ness of availabiliy of homes, money, food, etc. was perfect: you brought across the uncertainty of it all so well.  I loved it!  Great job.

on Oct. 21 2011 at 8:46 am
AmayaSakaruta, Borger, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
From out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, i thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul. -William Earnest Henley
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. -the Bible

this poem is...amazing. you rock. that's totally the thing that hurts lots of people - they dont see others as real people, just like, props or something.

on Sep. 29 2011 at 11:06 pm
derickinc BRONZE, Rockford, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I hate all of you." - Squidward Tentacles

It's poems like this--*stifles tears*. Nah, but seriously, nicely done. Please read my short stories when you have time. (Rate, comment.)

on Sep. 29 2011 at 5:33 pm
subliminal96 GOLD, Kent, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I have no nation to fight for... my country is the earth and I am a citizen of the world."

This was excellent! *tag as favorite.* Keep writing this powerful stuff

on Sep. 29 2011 at 11:04 am
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
4 articles 5 photos 223 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

STUPID. Maybe she was writing this in the perspective of a homeless person, so that people can see that homeless people are people too

satch3ll said...
on Sep. 29 2011 at 10:49 am
satch3ll, Carollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
We are anonymous, We are Legion, We do not Forgive, We do not Forget, Expect Us.

If you r homeless, how did you type this??!?!??!?!

on Sep. 29 2011 at 9:59 am
maggie.ramone BRONZE, Bubblegum World, Mississippi
3 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Don't carry life. Let life, carry you."
- Me

oober intense and SUPER good n.n i loved it, keep it up!!!

on Sep. 29 2011 at 7:12 am
ashleyX13 PLATINUM, Memphis, Tennessee
32 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've made mistakes; not one regret." Alyssa Nicolson

good work, but is the n at the end a typo or part of the poem?? otherwise great work!

on Sep. 8 2011 at 9:18 pm
Avenging_Angel PLATINUM, Cleburne, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"You never really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks. "- Eskimo

Intresting,had a good dark voice that just screamed out "SOMEONE HELP ME,I HAVE FEELINGS,EVEN IF I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY OR A HOME!!Very good job:D

soldout said...
on Sep. 7 2011 at 8:08 pm
Interesting setup. Three stars

on Sep. 7 2011 at 7:55 pm
random3rainbow SILVER, Montpelier, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
be the change you want to see in this world

I love it it has sooo much meaning!!

on Sep. 7 2011 at 6:18 pm
1224L0v3 SILVER, Richmond, California
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This was great, please read mine, Burned and Jet and Kayla!!! THX

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on Sep. 7 2011 at 2:59 pm
Shmelmo GOLD, Elma, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Really Powerful, Nice Job

cookiegirl said...
on Sep. 7 2011 at 12:58 am
The poem is dramtic because of the broken lines, well done:). The poem is relatable.

on Aug. 16 2011 at 1:17 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments
Or maybe not...the way I was interpreting it, the poem seemed redundant but now I get it. Depends on what message you are trying to send.

on Aug. 16 2011 at 1:16 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
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Sounds like what some dark-voiced commentator would say over a commercial for a thriller. But halfway through I lost you, and it was the same thing over again. Anyway...good job!

on Aug. 16 2011 at 9:20 am
hworld123 SILVER, Boston, Massachusetts
9 articles 0 photos 7 comments
I really enjoyed this poem! I think that your lines were broken in a way that both contributed to the drama of the piece and allowed it to flow. Very powerful! Good job.

on Jul. 25 2011 at 3:19 pm
spiritwriter GOLD, Hicksville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"It's not a matter of "can I change the world," it's about "how do I want to change the world?""
-Severn Cullis-Suzuki

this is AMAZING