Amanda,a young girl homeless on the street.

"Sadly at the age of 16 I was left without a mother,

Abused mentally ,physically and sexually by my older brother.

I started smoking and drinking a lot,

Hanging around with the wrong crowd,depressed I got.


Treated like a toilet in my early life,

Doorways became my home,my sheltered strife.

Sleeping in the park on a bench I sometimes did,

Underneath my blanket I worringly hid.


Safety was definitely not there on the street,

Discarded food in rubbish bins I did eat.

Outside banks I hopefully  begged,

Suffering abuse shivering cross legged.


A young girl on the street,I was in danger,

Frequently ridiculed  by a complete stranger.

I went to the advice centre every single day,

I was still sleeping rough ,no place to stay !


Fortunately there are people out there who will support you,

And thanks to them my dreams have come true.

I now live in a flat,doorways did disappear,

And I  take great pride now in how I appear."



◄ Human warmth by a homeless guy



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julie callaghan

Sun 13th Sep 2020 09:44

Such a sad storey. So pleased there is a positive ending.

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