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Man on the City’s Sidewalks MAG

April 14, 2010
By kay_mul BRONZE, Melrose, Massachusetts
kay_mul BRONZE, Melrose, Massachusetts
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Life is like a box of chocolates- you never know what you're going to get.

You assume that I drink and that I blew all
my money
On hookers and booze and I find it funny
That you can assume that you know about where I have been
Well, none of my money went toward
buying gin
I came home from the war, and my wife kicked me out
She had some man on the side I knew
nothing about
She took all the money, and took both of
my kids
And in a matter of seconds I had nowhere
to live
I tried to get jobs so I could pay rent
But the economy is bad, so I resorted to cement
And now I live on the streets, you all stare as you walk by
And mutter to one another “What's wrong with that guy”
I'm not mentally disabled, an alcoholic or thief
I'm just a man on the city's sidewalks,
dealing with my grief

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This article has 12 comments.

Binte SILVER said...
on Jan. 9 2013 at 2:42 am
Binte SILVER, -, Other
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One of the best i've read on this site so far! Absolutely love it!

on Mar. 7 2012 at 5:59 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1398 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Good job~ We should remember that people are not all that they seem. Never should we look down our noses or assume a person's character without knowing them. 

on Aug. 23 2011 at 6:30 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 564 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

It's a different perspective, very deep.  I really love it.

on May. 15 2011 at 7:09 pm
FallonC. BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one\'s own sunshine.\" —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your interpretation of a homeless man on the streets was very different from what's been set out there. I really enjoyed it.

on May. 15 2011 at 2:07 pm
ninjajump BRONZE, Harrisonburg, Virginia
3 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
life is the greatest gift, but it is also the heaviest burdon

really great.... loved it

on Mar. 22 2011 at 9:20 am
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
1 article 0 photos 1979 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

awww.... this is deep.

on Mar. 5 2011 at 8:59 pm
Annibonny DIAMOND, Evanston, Illinois
67 articles 38 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes life takes a path that is hard to walk on, so all you have to do is put on your hiking boots.

Really good! Very emotional! Keep writing! 

kay_mul BRONZE said...
on Jan. 8 2011 at 10:32 pm
kay_mul BRONZE, Melrose, Massachusetts
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Life is like a box of chocolates- you never know what you're going to get.

thank you so much! it means a lot to and ill be sure to post some more! 

on Jan. 2 2011 at 12:33 pm
littletipoftheshoelace GOLD, San Diego, California
15 articles 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Create like a god, work like a slave.

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! love love love it soooo much. write more, i wanna read!:)

dmul said...
on Nov. 13 2010 at 5:44 pm
I knew you were talented way back when! Im sure theres more to come!

Edmk said...
on Nov. 12 2010 at 4:33 pm
Sick poem! Kaleigh rocks!

on Nov. 3 2010 at 6:43 pm
SMWells PLATINUM, Carlisle, South Carolina
22 articles 0 photos 294 comments

Favorite Quote:
Some truths best left unspoken.

Whatever made you write this? It's so unusaul a subject. But you did a good gob.