AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Brainard Braimah, iJim Stewart, iJerry Engler, iDelma Luben, iGlen Schulz, iRobert Davis, iStan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski), i

  Home > Mainstream > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Ed Matlack

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 5,690 Titles
· 43,226 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Aug, 2003

Ed Matlack, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Black Cat 2: Destiny
by Christina Neely

Jennifer finally ends up in Apalachia after barely escaping an attack. She soon learns about her destiny and how her actions will 'put a friend in grave danger'. With eve..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Goliath
by Richard Turner

The First Ryan Mitchell Thriller - A faced paced novel that takes the reader around the globe in a race to stop a plot that could kill millions...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Mainstream)
  1.  Talking to an Ancient Moonah Tree.
  2.  Every Child Needs
  3.  Pi Day
  4.  Un cer tain ty
  5.  It's the Law
  6.  Jesus' Rainbow
  7.  Can’t Live if Livin’ is Without You
  8.  WE ARE
  9.  Taking Stock
  10.  Skeletons in a closet.





Living in a box
by Ed Matlack

Thursday, February 10, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Ed Matlack
•  Summer Doth Approach...
•  FIRE...
•  Bear with me...
•  Whine & simian...
•  Is life good...?
           >> View all 5,665

Inspiration from Ed Kostro's "LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND!"

Living in a box…


 


At least I got socks,


My shoes do stick out at night,


I worry that someone will take them out of my sight,


My clothes and shoes are the only thing I do own,


Without them where could I, in this city roam…?


 


I live on the street,


I have my own box,


I have fixed it up quite nice,


But for the life of me I can’t keep out the mice,


I would rather live in a nice room with a real bed,


Rather than living in fantasy in my own head…


 


I may be homeless and a bit mentally ill,


But I have my pride and am intelligent still,


I served this country in the military,


I don’t now like to beg, but it is hard when hungry to be merry…


 


So if you could please,


I am not asking you to me appease,


I just want to have a real life,


To go to work, to live in other than a box,


To contribute my fair share,


To walk down the street without seeing the stares…


        © ed ~ 2/10/05

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/10/2005
Heart compelling write :-)
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/10/2005
well done
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/10/2005
You must be very goodlooking to get all the stares...geeez people trip themselfs trying to look the other way when I get close!!

Must be the piggy smell on me..lol!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/10/2005
Very compassionate write.

Thoughts=words=action.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/10/2005
I think this is a perfect match to Ed's poem. Yes wouldn't we all be better off without those stares. And Ed you are right they are our brothers and sisters and they are the ones that Christ spoke about loving and the ones that he went too.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/10/2005
"To walk down the street without seeing the stares…"

Your words echo those of thousands of homeless people across this great land, Ed; and I truly hope things can get much better for them.
They are our brothers and sisters, too.



Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.