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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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This article has 196 comments.

on Dec. 17 2010 at 8:12 am
AllyWriter4Life BRONZE, Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
“The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.”--Eminem <33

This was a great piece. Check out my work sometime. Keep it up! :)

on Nov. 25 2010 at 8:07 pm
LilithLovely BRONZE, Lutz, Florida
3 articles 3 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather have three weeks of happy, then a lifetime of horrible."

I know what it is like to be homeless-been there, done that-. It's not all blacks and grays. It depends on how you look at it. You are 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it. You can make it into colors and lights with just a shift of attitude.

on Nov. 25 2010 at 7:00 pm

It was really good. I like it.

I read a fictonal novel about a homeless girl. It told me alot. Your poem was great keep it up.

~Jace SmileyFace~

on Nov. 25 2010 at 5:49 am
xAllegria BRONZE, Singapore, Other
1 article 2 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
Ça fait tellement du bien d’aimer les gens qu’on aime, que ça finit par faire mal. Je sais pas comment on survit a ça. Non franchement, je sais pas. LOL (laughing out loud) ®, Lola.

Hmm... nice idea and structure although you could try adding some devices to make it really original.

on Nov. 3 2010 at 8:27 pm
dancergirl3 BRONZE, Brighton, Michigan
3 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you enjoy dancing, show it. If you like danicing, belive it. If you love dancing, live it.

this was good! i feel like you are actually telling it like you were the person! good job! :))))

on Nov. 3 2010 at 4:34 pm
PrincessPea PLATINUM, Covington, Georgia
23 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:

tears in my eyes.......jsu taazing

on Nov. 3 2010 at 1:47 pm
ciara schneider BRONZE, Brethren, Michigan
1 article 0 photos 3 comments
Beautilful poem!!!

on Oct. 28 2010 at 9:54 pm
InkSpots BRONZE, Elko, Nevada
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling in my inkpot.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Basically . . . amazing! And so true, I think sometimes people forget that those "below" them are alive. That they are human.

on Sep. 20 2010 at 9:50 pm
AuroraBauer BRONZE, Nome, Alaska
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"and he said he doesnt care anymore but the look in his eyes and the sound of his voice tells a differnt story"

i love this poem so much! i feel for u so much in this poem! its like im right there with u! (:

on Sep. 20 2010 at 7:48 pm
just-a-joy GOLD, Indianapolis, Indiana
12 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
Eminem: Success is my only option, failure's not

i feel for u in this poem so u know ur not alone im sendding lots of love i had a few homeless friends i wrote poems abt it look me up

on Sep. 20 2010 at 3:57 pm
CammyLashay SILVER, Java, Virginia
9 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
Failure is not for me.

Good job!!

Thrush BRONZE said...
on Sep. 20 2010 at 11:00 am
Thrush BRONZE, Tegaad, Other
4 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live life to it's fullest extent, it's the only life you've got" "Enjoy yourself, be yourself, love yourself"

I like it!! Good job!

on Sep. 20 2010 at 10:21 am
VividCakes BRONZE, Dayton, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
I enjoyed your poem. Great job. I really like what you put into the poem

on Sep. 20 2010 at 10:07 am
OkuniTachibana GOLD, Warrensville Heights, Ohio
14 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
As the fallen soldier walks up to the gates of heaven to St.Peter he says "another soildier reporting sir ive served my time in hell"

wow thats a sad poem i like it

on Sep. 20 2010 at 9:24 am
blueandorange GOLD, Jeffersonville, Indiana
14 articles 0 photos 63 comments
Great job! Very solemn.

Kaptain SILVER said...
on Aug. 29 2010 at 12:36 pm
Kaptain SILVER, Dubai, Other
7 articles 0 photos 20 comments

That was a wonderful poem..


if you ever get the chance do go through some of my work :)

on Aug. 29 2010 at 10:49 am
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
14 articles 0 photos 279 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If it comes out of the lion's mouth...it will be on the test."
-Mr. Bala

I like the repetition, especially of the I am homeless. It had a good ending and I liked the short lines, but they may have been a little too short in some places. The theme is good and it's pretty well written. I think it just needs some tweeking here and there, but that's just me. Well done.

Bbb4313 GOLD said...
on Aug. 7 2010 at 9:46 pm
Bbb4313 GOLD, Gwinn, Michigan
12 articles 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Creative minds never get bored." Unknown

I really enjoyed this poem. It was really powerful, but i felt annoyed by the very short lines, and sometimes only one or two words. Im no expert but my opinion is that you should only have that every now and then.

on Aug. 7 2010 at 6:59 pm
Still_Waters26 SILVER, Ladysmith, Wisconsin
6 articles 0 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We few, we happy few/we band of brothers/For he to-day that sheds his blood with me/Shall be my brother"
-Shakespeare, "Henry V"

Really sad and powerful.  Good work, except a little too much emphasis on the I's.  It sort of reminds me of an article I wrote called "The Fight Scene".  Would you like to check it out?

on Aug. 7 2010 at 1:02 pm
inksplatters21 SILVER, Mason, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Character is how you live when no one is watching."

Very very true, thank you for pointing this out.  May I make a suggestion? 

I have learned not to refer to someone as homeless.  I have learned to say someone who is homeless--put the person before the homelesness