Homelessness stories, books, poems, and more

82 results

A reflection on systemic racism and homelessness Read More

Tags: homelessness

Reads: 441

Comments: 8

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

Gigi Goi, talented and tough-nosed teen, carries an identity she may die protecting. Read More

Featured Review by Sue Harris

"This is an exceptionally well structured story, which grabbed me in immediately. Your characterisation and descriptive skills are phenomenal and..." Read More

Reads: 311

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Short novel about a homeless person and his fight to come to terms with his past and his mother's attempts to find him. Gritty, cutting and real. Read More

Short Story / Other

June 27, 2017

Reads: 130

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

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

Reads: 2561

Comments: 8

Shelves: 19

The Booksie Classic House

You can’t judge a book by its cover. Read More
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
An angry response to the amount of homelessness within my home city of Manchester. Read More
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
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
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: 146

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This poem came about because life brings you hardship but no one is helping toughs with chains. Read More
She finds herself walking down a street alone tears streeming down her cheeks. A poem to read. Read More
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
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: 272

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

A young homeless mother, teaching her young son the do's and don'ts of the streets they live on. Read More
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
Sterling Carson, a young squatter in Oakland, CA, falls in love... or so he thinks. Read More
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
Booksie 2018 Poetry Contest

Welcome New Writers