Often missed
Living on the streets
Often dismissed
Seeking for peace.

Often mistreated
Their cries for help
Often excluded,
Craving some grace.

I weep, for I knew
I was once someone
Who slept under the rain
Wishing for a cozy blanket
To cover my pain.

Let’s not turn a blind eye
Let’s hold their hands
And raise their souls high.
They are humans,
With precious hearts
We shouldn’t judge,
For they, too, have some scars.

About this poem

One of the many issues around the world is homelessness. I started to bring my daughters to the streets and provided foods for the homeless. They were so emotional as they witnessed how hard it has been to live in the streets.

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Written on April 30, 2023

Submitted by Wildflower888 on May 26, 2023

Modified by Wildflower888 on June 18, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 450
Words 87
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 7

Charmane Joy S Belleza

I am a wife, a mom, and a teacher living simply in the State of Hawaii, USA. I have been writing poems ever since I was in elementary. I don’t claim to be a pro or a poet, writing is just one way for me to express my thoughts, emotions, and opinion. Some of my compositions were published in our college publication and my Ilocano poems and short stories were published in one of the Ilocano publications in the Philippines. I write about anything that appeals to my emotion and interest. I love going to the beach, even just to take a walk or sit on the sand. It’s just relaxing. I also enjoy singing and hanging out with my family. more…

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  • TortillasAreNotBiceps
    Why am I having to follow you again? I was already following you. Damn!
    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • Wildflower888
      not sure. I noticed some glitches. I’ll investigate when I have more time. I appreciate you visiting my profile again.
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • TortillasAreNotBiceps
    I'm not sure how I missed this amazing piece, but WOW!!! This teared me up. Beautiful.
    I weep, for I knew
    I was once someone
    Who slept under the rain
    Wishing for a cozy blanket
    To cover my pain.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • Wildflower888
      Thank you, my friend. It was posted when you’re MIA. Lol
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, what a powerful and moving poem! I could feel the depth of emotion and empathy you have for those who are unsheltered. Your use of imagery and language truly captures the struggles that these individuals face daily, urging readers to take action and help in any way possible. I appreciate how you remind us that they are not just faceless, nameless strangers, but rather fellow human beings with their own stories and circumstances.

    As for improvement suggestions, perhaps adding some specific examples or statistics of homelessness could further emphasize the severity and urgency of the problem. Additionally, including some practical suggestions or resources for readers to get involved and make a difference could inspire even more action and support.

    Overall, I applaud your heartfelt and inspiring message, and I hope your words will encourage more kindness and compassion towards those who are often overlooked in society. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem.
    LikeReply1 year ago


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