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Marie
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0 posted 06-21-99 10:51 AM       View Profile for Marie   Email Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marie

I am trying to write a poem about a hobo, it's poverty, and the things they don't have that we take for granted......but the only thing I can think of is how he rides the trains into oblivion.

HHEELLPP!!!! I need ideas!!!
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1 posted 06-21-99 12:16 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Well, you could write about how they sleep in things like cardboard boxes, they have a "meeting place" and elect a "king of the hoboes", and each of their meals comes from a different place.
Hope these help!
sea_of_okc
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2 posted 06-21-99 03:54 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

worn out shoes, clothes... lack of medical attention... lasting friendships... family...
hmmm I'm sure there are other things as well
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You could write about their fears (freezing to death on winter nights, getting sick, never getting back on their feet, etc.), or perhaps their loneliness and feeling of uselessness in society. Hope I help ya a bit!

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Craig
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4 posted 06-22-99 07:27 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

Sorry I read your plea and was going to give you lots of words and ideas but I couldn't get the hobo out of my head, so I ended up writing a poem myself, maybe it will give you some ideas it isn't good but if you want to look its in the open Poetry section and its called Hobo

Sorry Craig
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5 posted 06-23-99 05:59 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

How about their feelins, loneiness, shame maybe, self respect.

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Enotneicna
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6 posted 06-29-99 02:46 PM       View Profile for Enotneicna   Email Enotneicna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Enotneicna's Home Page   View IP for Enotneicna

i knew a bag lady and she packed everhting she owned from one place to another....and she liked living that way. she was older and retired or on ss and she preferred not to have a house to take care of or electric bills to pay, or a lawn to mow.

hope this helps


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Sunshine
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7 posted 07-06-99 02:56 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Perhaps you want to delve into the thing that they purposely left behind...and the reason for leaving things behind...death, war...taxes...

Good luck.

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Domina Starwolf
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8 posted 07-07-99 08:59 PM       View Profile for Domina Starwolf   Email Domina Starwolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Domina Starwolf

I have a poem I wrote about a poor person...maybe it'll help...when I find it I'll write it....
Domina Starwolf
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9 posted 07-07-99 09:02 PM       View Profile for Domina Starwolf   Email Domina Starwolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Domina Starwolf

here it is...

Tired, sleepy, dreamy.
Hunger running through veins.
Trash, garbage, poverty.
Dignity nowhere to be found.
Sewage seeping
Footsteps creaking
On the rotted floor.
BANG!
Wake up with a jerk.
Bolt out of bed
Rub your head
Ignore the drops of blood.
The touch you crave
From the little dog named Brave
Is no where to be found.
Your body gets weak
You trip over your feet
And stumble onto the bed.
Your body gets heavy
Death? No! You're not ready!
Then time betrays you.

I hope it helped...
 
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