Homelessness stories, books, poems, and more

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An escape from a tyrannical school leads to a rambling journey from gutter to gutter across the face of the earth ... Read More
Journal 48 A Collection of New Alliterative Verse by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du “My reflection upon the current climate which send heat waves simmering throughout time.” New Alliterative Verse has five set parameters defined by me: 1. A couplet line poem with 20 lines or less 2. Each line contained… Read More
Journal 48 A Collection of New Alliterative Verse by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du “My reflection upon the current climate which send heat waves simmering throughout time.” New Alliterative Verse has five set parameters defined by me: 1. A couplet line poem with 20 lines or less 2. Each line contained… Read More
Journal 48 A Collection of New Alliterative Verse by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du “My reflection upon the current climate which send heat waves simmering throughout time.” New Alliterative Verse has five set parameters defined by me: 1. A couplet line poem with 20 lines or less 2. Each line contained… Read More
Journal 48 A Collection of New Alliterative Verse by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du “My reflection upon the current climate which send heat waves simmering throughout time.” New Alliterative Verse has five set parameters defined by me: 1. A couplet line poem with 20 lines or less 2. Each line contained… Read More
join Michae N. as he journeys from feral abandoned child to ward of the state to human trafficker, prison inmate to wild feral adult homelessness and international watch list. Read More

Reads: 130

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Homelessness is a big issue in many towns and cities, but how can we help? Do we care? Do we walk past, look the other way, look at them with suspicion or pity? Do we think about the person underneath, the person before homelessness? This poem was written for students… Read More

Book / Non-Fiction

January 21, 2020

Reads: 200

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

I have been a cyber nomad for the last year. I have been in fancy hotels, crowded hostels and even homeless shelters. I meet many fascinating people and you can meet them as well if you read my post. Read More
Has anyone ever noticed all the direct appeals I have made in the Northern Virginia area for years - for help finding an inexpensive room or apartment rental, or simply help sustaining my life as I have survived so many acknowledged "hate crimes"? Not one person has offered me charitable… Read More

Reads: 321

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

The The Imaginarium House

A short story inspired by the prompt 'karma' Read More
A veteran on returning from war found themselves homeless. Read More

Tags: homelessness

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: 893

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: 1852

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: 552

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

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

Reads: 33018

Comments: 9

Shelves: 20

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

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