Homeless

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    Homeless

    Sitting on this snow covered ground
    I see people walk past me but they don't see me.
    Once in a while I get the courage to reach out
    and my fingers brush against someone's coat.
    Feeling it, warm and soft, against's my hand, I think
    It makes me wish I had one of my own.

    Leaning against this newly budding tree
    I hear people laughing but they don't seem to notice me.
    When I finally choose the moment to reach down
    my hand finds a beautiful, freshly bloomed flower.
    Feeling it, and seeing a little girl put on in her hair
    it makes me wish I had no cares in the world.

    Sitting on these sun reflecting bleachers
    I watch kids playing baseball but not caring about the heat.
    There are times I get the nerve to look at their feet
    my eyes see new, yet broken in, sneakers.
    Seeing them, comfortable and new, I start to think
    Hoping I could have a pair of new shoes one day.

    As I sit on this leaf adorned park bench
    I see kids walk by in costumes but looking not-so-scary.
    After I work up the nerve, I finally speak out
    my words getting ignored, lost in the breeze.
    Noticing that, It makes me think about my life
    how there is no one to listen if I need help.

    This is my life
    all year 'round.
    Beaten shoes on my feet,
    no coat on my arms.
    No laughter on my breath...
    just another homeless day.

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    Laurenrose commented on Homeless

    02-19-2013

    Certainly a situation I can relate to...when you are invisible to the world all you got is your own thoughts and reflection

    sk8erpoet

    02/21/2013

    Definitely. I think everyone, or at least most people, are invisible at times.

    BreeLove commented on Homeless

    02-14-2013

    Weel Written- and i know the feeling of being invisable, never seen , never heard! its why i write

    sk8erpoet

    02/15/2013

    Thank you. And so do I.

    dahlusion commented on Homeless

    02-14-2013

    "This is my life all year 'round. Beaten shoes on my feet, no coat on my arms. No laughter on my breath... just another homeless day"—this is seriously affective; it breathes with pain and hopelessness. Bravo!

    sk8erpoet

    02/14/2013

    Thank you. Funny how things turn out when you don't even set out to write. thank you, again.

    dahlusion

    02/14/2013

    You're welcome, and I also have a poem titled: "Homeless" that I wrote several months ago and is a part of the manuscript for my fourth book, with 62 new poems. —smiles))

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