Homeless

Homeless

A Poem by Chelsea
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A poem for the homeless, and reaching out to them.

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Homeless

Beggars

Stranded across the streets

An outstretched hand to passing people

Hoping for the feel of a weighted coin

Nobody,

Pays any attention

Except to shoot them a disgusted look

As if they were some vile disease

Or a piece of junk

Rotting away in your poverty

No chance, now, to far gone

You live in the streets

Your clothes no more than shredded rags

Your hair shiny with grease

A crusty person, shunned away

Nobody has the heart

To reach out to you,

Grab hold of your fallen self

Lift you from this place of darkness

Take my hand

I’ll pull you from this

Into the light

 


© 2011 Chelsea



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Author's Note

Chelsea
Homeless people have always had a soft spot in my heart. I hate the way people treat them, as if they were trash. They’re equal to us, they just need help. So I write a poem about it. Please review.
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Look at you, taught well by the book. It's our job to help the meek and homeless...but they'll inherit the heavens anyway so in turn by helping them we help ourselves.
This poem makes you remember that just because you throw a coin into somone's hand you did not do your part, you gave a part.

Helping someone UP is the answer, not just a band aid for a bleeding ulcer.

SOmetimes i feel like being positive when I read your stuff, then I remember that I'm half that b*****d you just described in the poem.

Hardy har har
here's to the greasy hair and dirty clothed

Posted 6 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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I was homeless for 1 year, about 11years ago. The suffering and the wishes of the homeless that was conveyed here is excellent and it shows you have a very loving caring heart. This is an enjoyable read, and an excellent tribute to the homeless that you have chosen to love! Excellent work and a favorite for my library

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Totally agree! We need to help homeless people, not mock them!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Sorry for less than a full review. Just trying to clear out my read request. Just wanted you to know I read it and liked it.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nice poem , nice idea. it feels like if it is straight from the heart which i realize it is based on your description ^. the form of this poem gives it a good feel for def poetry, maybe you should try that some day.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love that you have written this and that you realize the plight of the homeless.
The writing is top notch.. the subject matter is one of utter despair.
And yes, most look at them as if they are lepers ...or think they are only homeless because they are lazy, alcoholics or drug addicts and some may be but so are some people who are not homeless. And then you see on the news buildings being destroyed that could house many. This is something that should not be in the era we live in ... or maybe it is because of the era we live in.
I love your heart and this poem.

Peace
Chloe

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.. act upon the feelings you have. Solid piece of writing, and sentiments well conveyed.. Nice work!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hi,
this is really good. Kat24

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

aww i know:( this is sad):
but, did you hear about the homeless radio guy?? ... http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/msnbc-article.aspx?cp-documentid=27022011
that is the link to his story. hopefully that man, being famous now, will help homeless people as he knows what they go through...


Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Its nice that you are paying homage to the
Homeless, but forget about writing about it
And do something about it. Cause sweet nothings
are not going to do nothing for them. This is kind
Of harsh but its the truth you might not understand
Yet cause your still to young.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i think the way a lot of people treat them is awful, and i think it is only because they do not know how else to react.... they want to help them but they just don't know how and i think the thought of that person on the street is so horrible some people just don't want show their emotions....
as for me i agree, we are all equal and should all treat each other with equal respect and love. that can be applied to almost every situation in life.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Chelsea

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