The House on the Corner II
This is Pongo’s second collection of writing by homeless, runaway, and street youth at YouthCare’s Orion Center, a drop-in shelter in downtown Seattle, Washington. (YouthCare is a private, nonprofit organization providing shelter, counseling, and other services to homeless youth.)
Many of the Orion teens are living on the streets because of social and familial problems such as poverty, emotional neglect, drug addiction, alcoholism, physical beatings, and sexual abuse. To help the teens write about their lives, Richard Gold volunteered during the school program within the center (Seattle Public Schools). Please read the sample poems below.
This is Pongo Publishing’s second teen publication, printed August 1997. It is currently out of print.
Selected Poems from This Collection
Confused in My Words
To Whom It May Concern
The Priceless Gift... Taken
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