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Hope is sometimes all that's left. Read More

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Poem / Poetry

October 05, 2011

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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It really sucks to be unemployed.... Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 20, 2011

Reads: 139

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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I wrote this while I was homeless and dealing with life. Read More
There is a growing "Homelessness in America". People who were one foot away from living on the streets are now living that fateful reality. One night I was on my way home and wrote about what I saw. VIDEO:GHETTO GOSPEL MUSIC: JUSTIN THOMAS Read More
Prior to a major battle a soldier writes a letter to a girl back home who he feels it is time to tell all he has hid from her and kept from her during the last five years away away on campaign as well as kept from her during the… Read More
I don't seem to be able to escape the horrors of Melbourne's western suburbs. I was born there and will probably die there also. Read More
A diamante is an unusual poem with the structure: Line 1: subject Line 2: Two Adjectives Line 3: Three gerunds(’ing words) Line 4: Four words about the subject Line 5: Three gerunds(’ing words) Line 6: Two adjectives Line 7: Synonym for the subject Read More
A diamante is an unusual poem with the structure: Line 1: subject Line 2: Two Adjectives Line 3: Three gerunds(’ing words) Line 4: Four words about the subject Line 5: Three gerunds(’ing words) Line 6: Two adjectives Line 7: Synonym for the subject Read More

Poem / Poetry

February 24, 2011

Reads: 84

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This is a poem that I wrote about 12 years ago when I was 18. I was living in Miami at the time - and would often talk to the homeless just find out their story. This is a poem I wrote on one particular story. These days I don't… Read More

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Written during a moment of near-suicidal depress, eleven years ago. Read More

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Shelves: 1

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Don't you know that Beggars can't be choosers, Cause we're all born losers? Read More
While backbenchers in Australian politics get $131,900 a year tax-free, the unemployed get less than $12,000 to live on. If this is insufficient CentreLink will laugh in your face as you beg for help. And unlike other countries, if you cannot pay your rent and move into the streets in… Read More
An existential poem about the horrors of winter and the horrors of life. Read More
A poem about street people and the horrors on homelessness, particularly in winter. Read More
Another poem about the near endless winter of 2008. If it seems I have written a lot of these, remember winter 2008 last from that start of June 2008 right through till nearly the end of January 2009! Read More
All my poems about winter 2008 are an indication just how long the 8-month winter seemed! Read More
The plight of the homeless in winter, under a heartless, pointless, gormless government in Canberra. Read More
About the horrors of living outside and the parasitic nature of the rich. Read More
Brand new poem I just finished today (20 Jan 2011), about the evils of not taxing the rich. Read More

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A poem about poverty in a land of great wealth. Read More
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