Homeless stories, books, poems, and more

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The residents of Gates Bridge receive a strange visitor: a man in a suit who seems to look for someone... Read More
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

Poem / Poetry

February 16, 2020

It’s easy to slip into a world of homelessness, mental illness or both. Do you think it could happen to you? I can’t answer that, but here’s what I do know: No one is exempt. Read More
Tough Love. I don't believe in combining those two words into one phrase that has any meaning...but am I wrong? Read More

Reads: 173

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

The story of a man named Jaun Soto and his path to becoming a better man. The second thing I've posted in the style of first person. Hopefully It reads well. I'm not very confident in this style, so any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you. Read More

Reads: 338

Comments: 5

Shelves: 3

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It was late December, and the Santa Fe River was little more than a half-frozen stream. Darby sat down between the water and a large lump of rumpled brown cloth that contained his friend Albert. The lump straightened out, revealing itself to be a sleeping bag, its position carefully tucked… Read More

Short Story / Other

August 14, 2019

Reads: 253

Shelves: 1

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Zack prepared himself for the confrontation. Winter had been hard. So very hard. He hadn’t really been ready for that kind of cold. He’d thought he was ready, but it was the wind off that lake that nearly did him in. He’d been saved by the boathouse. But everything was… Read More

Tags: homeless, orphan, cats

Reads: 5237

Comments: 41

Shelves: 25

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This is a homeless story Read More

Reads: 232

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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The tale of a stray man named Francis and a night he will never forget. Read More
A story of 150 words. Cover image: pixabay.com Read More
As Mother’s Day approaches, many would argue waking up is more than opening one’s eyes. (Image by rebel circus) Read More

Tags: homeless

Shitty Pants, a bum, is called upon to scout and monitor a drug deal going down near his flat. Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 27, 2019

Reads: 216

Comments: 1

The Dysfunctional Poetry House

There, but for the grace of God... Read More

Tags: homeless

Reads: 220

Comments: 7

Shelves: 2

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Poem / Poetry

December 17, 2018

Reads: 267

Comments: 3

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Written 05/12/2018 and 06/12/2018 for my school's Christmas concert. Read More
Written from the foxe's pov. Read More
Two brothers stick together through life's hardships. But how do they face the truth of their uncanny relationship? Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 15, 2018

Reads: 189

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A description of a place where battered women are safe now. Protected by those who run it. The sadness and pain of those who suffered at the hands of their abusers. This was me. Read More

Book / Other

October 14, 2018

Reads: 426

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

A brother and a sister have been shown the worst of humanity. All they have left is one place to go. And the hope to take them there. Read More

Article / Other

October 03, 2018

Reads: 253

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Based on a recent event. Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 04, 2018

Reads: 481

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

A free form poem that I wrote after meeting a beautiful homeless woman on the streets of Liverpool. Special thanks to Len for opening my eyes to this issue. Read More
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

Reads: 255

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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

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