On Side Walks: A Poem on Homelessness

Updated on May 16, 2019
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Red is a Youth Center Director who loves writing inspiring poems, stories and articles and publishes them online.

There are homeless people wandering around in almost all cities in world. It is especially true in my country. In some countries, homeless people may be better off that their counterparts in the Philippines. It is in one meeting with a homeless man that I was tried to invoke the feeling of going around with nothing to call home. When he told me his story, I made it to a poem.


On Side Walks

Treading sad under the lonely sky,
Walking alone one day;
Sullen faces passed him by,
Not one attention to pay.

Moving on from one place to another
In search of desperate hope;
All strength he has to gather
For the sickness he needs to cope.

Cold winds blew with the darkness rising;
He sat down beside the street.
Stomach empty and sulking;
Crying for desperate eat.

How long will this take forever?
When do said sad days die?
No one, not one cared ever,
He wishes all but a cry.

Tears in weakness failing;
No strength even to fall.
He waits there for death's ruling;
No, not one will care at all.

© 2019 Red Fernan


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    • ZxRed profile imageAUTHOR

      Red Fernan 

      13 months ago from Philippines

      Thank you for the feedback.

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      Mark Tulin 

      13 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      You've captured their plight perfectly.

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      14 months ago

      This is our sad reality and it hurts us all!

      There's absolutely NO reason for it tje word homelesd to exist. Until the oppressors' reign end, nothing will change.

    • ZxRed profile imageAUTHOR

      Red Fernan 

      14 months ago from Philippines

      Thanks for the comment. You are right Sir.

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      John Hansen 

      14 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A sad poem about a too real scenario. Homelessness occurs in most countries and it is something all authorities need to deal with.

    • ZxRed profile imageAUTHOR

      Red Fernan 

      14 months ago from Philippines

      Thank you for the kind words Lorna. Indeed it is sad. I wonder what the people and government can do with it.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      14 months ago

      This is so sad and homelessness is certainly on the increase in the UK. I think you have brought awareness through your poem and also a sense of caring to the man you wrote about.


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