Homeless stories, books, poems, and more

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The Booksie Classic House

This poem centres around the harsh and unjust nature of homelessness, particularly in the soldiers that once fought for the life that we get to live in. That even basic necessities and comforts aren't available to them despite what they sacrificed, experienced and suffered through. Perhaps one of the… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

An idea put to me by my good friend Jason Millar, we thought we’d tackle the tragedy of homelessness among soldiers – something we’re both disgusted by. Here is my take on the ‘theme’, if you will, and I would highly endorse also reading his. This poem… Read More
We know we often make mistakes by judging people from outside appearance. Well, this guy made me start to think seriously about the way he was dressed. Read More
A Young Mother and her 3-year-old son surviving on the streets. Read More

Tags: son, mother, homeless

Poem / Poetry

May 26, 2018

Reads: 28

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

pondering and regret after noticing a homeless man who keeps appearing in my life. Read More

Short Story / Other

May 14, 2018

Reads: 77

Comments: 3

Shelves: 3

The The Imaginarium House

Volume II continues the Diary of living in the Sacramento Delta after having lost residence and job and seeking both. I am now in Month Five. Read More

Reads: 60

Comments: 5

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

I'm sure that we've all come across someone who sleeps rough on the streets. But I feel that one thing a lot of us fail to do, is to question why that person may be on the street in the first place. Instead, we place pre-conceptions upon them of… Read More
As I realize how much closer I am to being kicked out “for real”, privelidge mocks me. I research homeless shelters and throw a dirty look back at my dumbfounded expression that my smartphone’s screen reflects while the realization of how truly unequipped I am to actually being homeless… Read More
Jan 21 One night I was walking home and I seen this homeless man he came up to me and asked me if I had a dollar to spare I looked at him and I smiled and I said yes have a $1.00 dollar it's my last bit of… Read More

Tags: jesus, homeless

Poem / Poetry

January 31, 2018

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Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

The Kemy House

Poem / Poetry

January 25, 2018

Reads: 61

Comments: 2

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The Booksie Classic House

My heart breaks for these people. By last report there are 500,000 people are in this situation. Half a million displaced and lost souls. My soul cries for them. Read More
A friendly homeless man shares his conspiracies; then turns into a demon!! This story is unpleasant; it may ruin your day or night :( Read More

Book / Romance

January 01, 2018

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Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

Ellie is a nineteen-year-old girl who lives with a group of other homeless people. Dean, who is being really annoying, gives his full attention to her, which is not appreciated by the heroine, and that creates the whole story. Read More
A starving man on a lonely island in the middle of a city finds nourishment in passerby's smile and small offering. Read More

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Comments: 10

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Poem / Poetry

November 19, 2017

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Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

I wrote this poem from the perspective of a homeless child. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Jonas lived alone without his parents for a long time. About seven years in fact. But when a tragic plague hits the world, he has to find his family, the people who released the plague, known only as Plague 15-07. However, Jonas may be worth more dead than alive… Read More

Short Story / Non-Fiction

October 11, 2017

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The Booksie Classic House

There was one particular day in my life that I will never forget. I had an interaction with a homeless man. It wasn't uncommon for where I lived, because there were many homeless people in the city. We went to a local restaurant and he told me his story.… Read More

Short Story / Mystery and Crime

October 07, 2017

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Review Chain House

Cinder has always been down on her luck and has turned to prostitution to make it in life. Now that she is getting an opportunity at another life, will she let it pass? Read More

Book / Romance

September 23, 2017

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The Booksie Classic House

All Henry ever wanted to do is given a second chance at life.The Trials and Tribulations that life offers is more difficult a task than he has ever expected.Faith is his only hope at Redemption. Read More

Tags: homeless

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The Booksie Classic House

There was a line in front of the soup kitchen that about 12 Nuns worked as they made the final preparations for the food. They helped a population in society that was often overlooked. Every day- the nuns from Saint Bethany- would fix a large meal for those that needed… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Another quick poem, enjoy! Read More

Tags: homeless, poor

My first years in Hollywood, I noticed all the interesting characters that populated the town. I saw them daily as I rode the local buses to work. I wondered about them, where they came from and what happened to them. Read More

Poem / Other

March 13, 2017

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The Booksie Classic House

a short poem about the homeless Read More

Tags: homeless

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Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Ryan and Catherine, sick of the status quo, experiment with homelessness. Jacob and Renzi are sent to rescue Sheila Woods after a new tip as to her whereabouts and Madeline grows wary of Peter's newfound responsibility Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 27, 2016

Reads: 161

Comments: 5

Shelves: 1

The Contently Deranged Travelers House

a freewrite Read More

Reads: 83

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

a poem dedicated to giving at christmas Read More

Tags: homeless

Short Story / Other

December 16, 2016

Reads: 120

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

It was okay while Harry was with me but now he's gone. Read More
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