A Homeless Child

A Homeless Child

The child wanders the streets,
day after day,
With only tattered clothes on his back,
And no where to stay,

Affection is now a memory,
From his family he got deserted,
Now he has to it on his own,
Even though he don’t deserve it,

It’s a daily struggle,
Just to find something to eat,
With holes in his shoes,
The rubbles hurting his feet,

Searching through trash,
Begging in the town,
People just turn a blind eye,
Which is getting him down,

At nights he’s a target,
To older men he’s easy pray,
He would keep his eyes open,
As in the cold he would lay,

The charity soup kitchen,
He can go to twice a week,
Full of people with addictions,
He feels to scared to even speak,

Avoiding daily abuse,
Because he’s to weak to fight,
Unhygienic and unhealthy,
With no civil or economic right,

Always witnessing violence,
Sometimes he’s on the receiving end,
Alone with no one to talk to,
At nights he prays for a friend,

In the winter its tough,
Through his ripped clothes he’s cold,
He thinks he will have this life,
Until he gets grey and old,

Him and 100 million others,
Are going through this pain,
Children getting abandoned,
Again and again.

A Poem By Corey Booth – 25/04/12

56 comments on “A Homeless Child

  1. laciejay says:

    Very lovely heartfelt poem 🙂

  2. shianwrites says:

    Sad and real poem.

  3. From awareness comes action…

  4. Pete Armetta says:

    So sad but sweet and makes my heart hurt for people and their pain. Beautifully drawn, I love it. And your good looking blog too! (very stylish, like mine!) 🙂

    • ClownPonders says:

      I’m glad you like it! Haha why thank you, I agree the theme you are using is the best I have seen!! hahahaha! 🙂

      • Pete Armetta says:

        You’re the only other blog I’ve seen it on, so we’re in a very cool kid special club. 🙂

      • ClownPonders says:

        I know thinking about it I cannot recall anyone else with it haha! “Cool kid special club” that has a really good ring to it, might start a blog for it lmao!

  5. rumpydog says:

    it’s very sad isn’t it… and very true.

  6. msuzanne says:

    Very touching poem. My eyes are still brimming with tears. Good work Corey.

  7. This is so sad and written from the heart. Well done!

  8. Really like your poem and your style.

  9. Sad truth about life!

  10. Very powerful – phew!

  11. dpbowman says:

    May we never forget to aid those right under our up-turned noses as much as those across the seas. Thank you for seeing them. They need to be seen and heard and helped.

  12. ansuyo says:

    Wow! Great job with the poem and with getting the information out there to remind us to help others.

  13. ghl9 says:

    Simple and intense

  14. plain talk…i will continue to follow your writings and thank you for looking at mine

  15. well done corey you have raised the issue of homeless children in a very special way congratulation on a great piece of poetry

  16. Superbly done 🙂
    I wonder if you would mind kindly adding this to my blog, or allowing me to repost it?
    I am trying to raise moiney for NSPCC, festival branch of samaritans and mind,
    I also have been homeless and recognize the all too real and tragic issues you have addressed.

    • ClownPonders says:

      I would gladly add whatever you want me to? Just tell me what to write and I shall add it to the end 🙂
      Maybe you and I could do a piece together? Since you have experience we might be able to write something brilliant?

  17. So thought-provoking, another goodie Corey!

  18. Very moving Corey…It’s very sad because it’s very true…

  19. spugpoet says:

    A poignant and emotional piece. You are a very talented story teller.

  20. doncarroll says:

    nicely done and speaks the stark truth of this world.

  21. Nicely done Corey
    Makes you think how lucky we are, my child hood was a bit rough, but I had a roof and food so nothing to moan about I guess.

  22. Sadly far too prevalent ~very well versed! Thank you friend ~Deborah

  23. artblablablablog says:

    Well done and very sad.

  24. Reblogged this on downwitharts.com and commented:
    Having being homeless myself (although not when I was a child.), I can associate with the sad and harrowing issues raised in this poem. Please give to my Selected Charities which include the NSPCC to help children who are in this awful situation http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/ChrisAllman Kind thanks to ClownPonders for allowing me to repost this on downwitharts.com and I look forward to working with him further!

  25. Mira Jay says:

    Forgotten innocence 😥

  26. Casey B says:

    This piece has a really poignant intensity to it, as much of your work. Thank you for sharing it with the world. I’ve given you a blog award at my place:


    Best wishes,


  27. festivalking says:

    this reminds me of my piece “beggar girl”…. Good stuff Corey!

  28. festivalking says:

    Reblogged this on Festival King and commented:
    ClownPonders totally doing his thing 😉

  29. Kara Douglas says:

    Very nice piece. Sad because it is truthful.

  30. misslatoya says:

    Excellent. I loved it!

  31. Great to raise consciousness about this and well-written, too!!! Bravo!

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