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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 Mar. 6 2010 at 5:04 pm
hollyhottell DIAMOND, Redding, California
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Favorite Quote:
poetry is a diary written out loud

i really like this. i also wrote a poem bout being homeless except mine was my perspective. its called the old man i got to know. i really really like yours. good job

on Mar. 6 2010 at 10:14 am
xxhollyxx BRONZE, Perth, Other
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Everyone writes differently...

I'm always using metaphors... and some people think thats a bad thing....

I think people should write what they feel is good :)

on Mar. 6 2010 at 10:11 am
xxhollyxx BRONZE, Perth, Other
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Some people are bad at spelling! Don't give them a hard time :P

But maybe they should know how to spell poem...... :s

on Feb. 16 2010 at 10:58 am
that really sweet at wat u said

on Feb. 12 2010 at 11:58 pm
Poet4ever SILVER, Pocatello, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"Guilt by association is guilt nonetheless" CSI: New York

very nice, deep indeed. keep writing please!

jeanwolf GOLD said...
on Feb. 12 2010 at 11:14 pm
jeanwolf GOLD, Lodi, California
14 articles 11 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
Eternity is forever, falsehood is a never

this is really good. keep writing!

on Feb. 12 2010 at 9:30 pm
lovebabylove. GOLD, Mastic Beach, New York
11 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"in true love a boy does not need to unbutton a girl's shirt in order to see her heart.".

i totatlly agree with both of you; i think people should care about everyone even if they know them or not it show's that you have character.

on Feb. 12 2010 at 8:59 pm
manda_the_random_poet PLATINUM, Elfrida, Arizona
40 articles 0 photos 7 comments
Thats deep and finally something a bit deeper

ryanmjam said...
on Feb. 12 2010 at 7:56 pm
yeah i agree this poem is very sad and it makes u wanna cry about it

on Feb. 12 2010 at 6:09 pm
kaitlyn4 SILVER, Keller, Texas
6 articles 1 photo 7 comments
this is deep, and great!

on Feb. 12 2010 at 1:33 pm
shivasfire PLATINUM, Ashland, Oregon
20 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I will never let schooling interfere with my education." (-forgot who it's by though)
also "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."-Jimi Hendrix

i like it. and believe me, you're not alone

on Feb. 12 2010 at 12:18 pm
kimmycakes GOLD, Monrovia, California
14 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"never let love bring u down" also "and so the lion fell in love with the lamb"

this is very sad

on Feb. 12 2010 at 11:12 am
bluegirl440 DIAMOND, Park City, Utah
84 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everybody lies. -House

this really made me feel thank you

on Jan. 21 2010 at 11:19 am
bass_rockrgrl13 PLATINUM, Burlington, Massachusetts
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That poem was incredible. It made me feel the intense emotions you were describing.

on Jan. 21 2010 at 8:13 am
invisible13 GOLD, Gobles, Michigan
14 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
there is nothing so common as the wish to be remarkable

wow. you really caught the feeling, the sorrow, being homeless. i LOVED it

RyanS. SILVER said...
on Jan. 21 2010 at 7:48 am
RyanS. SILVER, Bloomingdale, Michigan
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its very afectionate and compelling

Beba said...
on Jan. 21 2010 at 7:17 am
this is really good even if your homeless people deserves a secon chance because no one is perfect in this big world. i really like this pome.

JJ0987 said...
on Dec. 30 2009 at 10:15 pm
I really liked this story, it had a good flow to it.

on Dec. 8 2009 at 9:13 pm
whisperingofdawn GOLD, Colorado City, Arizona
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Amazing rhythm! I absolutely loved it. Very rich in emotion.

on Dec. 8 2009 at 9:36 am
cheerchick4 SILVER, Beaumont, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
All is fair in love and war

that was amaizing