Homelessness stories, books, poems, and more

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Poem / Poetry

August 29, 2017

Reads: 23

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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taken from my book, "Must You Find Out?" Read More

Short Story / Other

June 27, 2017

Reads: 46

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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A man trying to get off the streets shares his story. Read More

Reads: 80

Comments: 3

Shelves: 4

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Another writing contest entry!? Yup... Just deal with it. This contest is hosted by Crazygirl and it's called Any Topic Contest. I found it challenging for I had to write something based off of one word but it was fun! I hope you all enjoy my topic: Diamonds. Read More

Reads: 772

Comments: 6

Shelves: 17

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You can’t judge a book by its cover. Read More

Reads: 131

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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A scene in the life of one of our visible invisible and a cold night by the river. Read More
An uncomfortable view into world no one wants to talk about. Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 14, 2015

Reads: 70

Shelves: 1

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An angry response to the amount of homelessness within my home city of Manchester. Read More

Book / Young Adult

September 13, 2015

Reads: 471

Shelves: 1

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A young, homeless girl suffering trauma meets a lonely writer who takes her in, and slowly begins teaching the little one how to live a relatively normal life. Read More

Reads: 268

Comments: 4

Shelves: 1

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What do you think when you hear the word 'homeless?' Does it make you think of someone who's lazy? Does it make you think of someone whose day consists of drinking all day long? Does it make you think of someone who's a habitual drug user? Maybe so... But what… Read More
This writing is a description of different things that I have experienced during my life that have challenged and strengthened me and my personal growth. Read More

Reads: 162

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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A woman is trying to figure out what to wear. But her situation is a little different from one dressing for the ball. Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 28, 2014

Reads: 100

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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This poem came about because life brings you hardship but no one is helping toughs with chains. Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 26, 2014

Reads: 96

Shelves: 1

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She finds herself walking down a street alone tears streeming down her cheeks. A poem to read. Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 25, 2014

Reads: 77

Shelves: 1

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I am homeless and want people to see and feel what I have without having to go through it themselves. No one really understands what I am going through Unless They have gone through the same thing. Read More
A short story about a man suffering from the loss of his family twenty years ago and his own loneliness over those years. Read More
TLDR 3 x murder attempts, homelessness, drug addiction, sexual abuse, built a successful company, divorce and hostile takeovers. Read More

Reads: 118

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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This is a poem about how we look away from the truth, simply because it's easier not to notice. Read More

Essay / Young Adult

April 24, 2014

Reads: 218

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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A young homeless mother, teaching her young son the do's and don'ts of the streets they live on. Read More

Short Story / Humor

December 26, 2013

Reads: 170

Shelves: 1

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The story of amnesia, smart manservants, dumb lords, overdosage, a musical number, jewels!, minor theft, homelessness, instructions, and a very good ending (that's not that good). I was a bit crazy when I wrote this, reading the whole thing aloud in a Texan and British accent. Read More
The recollection of an incident which occurred on a metro platform; detailing the circumstances of a particularly painful failure on the author's part, and the fallout which followed. Read More

Reads: 124

Shelves: 1

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Sterling Carson, a young squatter in Oakland, CA, falls in love... or so he thinks. Read More

Reads: 251

Comments: 9

Shelves: 1

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This is loosely based on a real person in a town called Greenock on the West coast of Scotland. He lives rough and is known to dine on rats, hence his nickname, The Catman. Read More
In the colder months and around the *holidays, citizens tend to look at the less fortunate. Churches and organizations get together and feed the homeless. It is good because the homeless do look forward to it as well. I encourage those who can answer the call to feed the poor… Read More

Short Story / Other

November 01, 2012

Reads: 114

Shelves: 1

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This is a short story of the novel I intend to write. I like to do this to get opinions on whether the story line sounds interesting and whether I can make it gripping enough. Read More

Reads: 1132

Comments: 117

Shelves: 1

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When homelessness and dependency is personal. Read More
A homeless man explains his philosophy of life in a chance encounter with a do-gooder. Read More
Trials and Tribulation comes through and through. When there is nowhere or no one to turn,there is a Creator who loves us and is very concerned about our lives. Here's a story of how Ghetto Gospel survived the current outbreak of the storm. Read More
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