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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 Jul. 25 2011 at 12:25 am
SoCalBarbie SILVER, Riverside, California
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I LOVED IT! SIMPLE, ELEGANT, STRAIGHTFORWARD! sheer genius! check out some of my work I recently wrote 2 poems called I will not stand and in my eyes, im kind of new and would love feedback!(:

on Jul. 3 2011 at 3:08 pm
blueandorange GOLD, Jeffersonville, Indiana
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akbr_gurl said...
on Jul. 3 2011 at 12:33 pm
akbr_gurl, Winnipeg, Missouri
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this poem is legit poetry. So much meaning to it, beautiful :)

Louise1 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 3 2011 at 9:43 am
Louise1 BRONZE, Crothersville, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Gotta Love Life:)

I LOVE THIS! It's amazing!!:)

Anne said...
on Jul. 3 2011 at 4:50 am
It is moving,I love it.Great!

marta2803 said...
on Jun. 21 2011 at 2:24 pm
I love your poem! It's really moving! I just have a question, what does the n mean at the end? Please reply. Thanks

on Jun. 11 2011 at 7:41 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Wow. This is deep.

E.M.A said...
on Jun. 11 2011 at 8:30 am
I liked it and thought it was worth reading because it has meaning.  

on Jun. 11 2011 at 7:51 am
K.M.S.Shear BRONZE, Cherokee, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Some people think writing is a waist of their time. For me it’s a way to draw an image of myself through the painting of words."

i liked it


on May. 20 2011 at 8:53 am
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featherssss said...
on May. 13 2011 at 3:20 pm
this poem is beautiful, i have been homeless.  i really enjoyed reading it

MaurineT said...
on May. 8 2011 at 12:00 am


I'm currently doing a video about homelessness and I was really touched by your poem so I wanted to know if i could use it as a soundtrack for my video.

please answer quickly


on Apr. 28 2011 at 12:21 pm
Monkee63 SILVER, Independence, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"I want to feel my life while I'm in it"- Meryl Streep
"Live, Life Love"
"Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can't have a rainbow without a little rain."

I really really enjoyed this Great job keep writing!

on Apr. 28 2011 at 10:29 am
Elsie_Hollis12 BRONZE, Keele, Other
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you are an amzing poet and i hope that you will keep writing. i really enjoyed this, you portrayed the feelings really well. i hope this isn't true, but if it is, stay strong and i hope life gets better for you xx

on Apr. 28 2011 at 9:37 am
mRz.Bieber4Lyfe BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
If you aint runnin wit it run frum it. (Lil Wayne)

definitely agreed. Loved It.

on Apr. 28 2011 at 9:35 am
CrystalMarie GOLD, Steubenville, Ohio
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wow this is soo sad and good at the same time. I belive this is the best one ive read so far. Good Job and cant wait to read more by you.

rowdii said...
on Apr. 19 2011 at 12:57 pm
where do  you live?

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on Apr. 6 2011 at 6:24 pm
EmilyGrau GOLD, Jackson, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
We all have these things, that no one can see. They hold us down like anchors, they drown us out at sea.

The concept for the poem is amazing! It's really rare to find something like this! Great Job!

foxbox BRONZE said...
on Apr. 6 2011 at 5:12 pm
foxbox BRONZE, Hudson, Ohio
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I really liked the beginning but I thought that the end was a little cliche, but its still a great poem!

Leahrose211 said...
on Apr. 6 2011 at 11:51 am
Leahrose211, Saugus, Massachusetts
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THIS. IS. AMAZING. i have never heard any othe rpoem like this before