The Man on the Island


On my commute to school,

A man stands there between traffic.

i am so curious, what should I do?

Why does this image have to be so graphic? 


Many people don't even see him, 

some hand him dollar bills.

im getting closer, what should I do? 

He seems to be having the chills.


His hair is quite long and his teeth almost all gone.

i don't even think he has an ounce of body fat.

I'm on my way to school, what should I do? 

No one should have to live like that. 


The man on the island was there the next day, 

i invited him over to have some Farmer Boy's.

Peter was quite pleased with what I did for him,

I am glad that I made the right choice.


Guide that inspired this poem: 


Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741