Homelessness stories, books, poems, and more

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Following the burial of her daughter, Cain, Carma returns to the street life and homelessness, the only life she knows. Read More

Reads: 135

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

The The Imaginarium House

A short story inspired by the prompt 'karma' Read More
I had an experience this week where I witnessed inequality in action. A homeless man asked a lady for a bottle of water. She had an entire case full, but she still refused him and walked away. This posting tells what happened next, and Jesus would have said about that. Read More
How We Can Make God, and Each Other, Happy by Ending Poverty Read More
A veteran on returning from war found themselves homeless. Read More

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Two brothers stick together through life's hardships. But how do they face the truth of their uncanny relationship? Read More
Debra O'Brien and Fred Watson arrive in Hamilton City, New Zealand, with Michael McCullum to visit his unemployed sister in a parallel world. But, in this world, there is no unemployment benefit. The unemployed have to live on the street and rely on the city mission and begging for food.… Read More
A reflection on systemic racism and homelessness Read More

Tags: homelessness

Reads: 608

Comments: 8

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

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

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

Reads: 978

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: 273

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

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

Reads: 17928

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: 192

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
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