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The Man in the Corner

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Tim
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0 posted 06-19-99 07:15 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim

When he was young, he wet his bed
And ended up with busted head
Although a child, he did not cry
Instead he prayed, that he would die.

One day he spoke, said I am hungry
As he searched the empty pantry
Instead of food, he got the belt
Across the back, a bloody welt.

When he was twelve, he ran away
Out on the streets, no place to stay.
In darkened alley, he did find
Depths of evil, the human mind.

The boy grew up, and lived his life
Grew successful and took a wife
No one would guess the life he led
Back when a child, when wet his bed.

That is but one, his faithful wife
Who felt the wrath of his past life
No way to know, no way to warn her
That he had come, from out the corner.

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1 posted 06-19-99 08:30 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I'm telling you, I've got chills from reading this poem. Yours, along with Poet deVine's, is an awesome combination. Darkly chilling. Good work!
Craig
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2 posted 06-19-99 08:33 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

I cannot add to Balladeers words apart from saying well done your poem was well read.
JANNA
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3 posted 06-19-99 09:42 PM       View Profile for JANNA   Email JANNA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JANNA

wow this reminded me of a story I once read of an abused boy. You portrayed the sadness so well, and the poem was beautifully written.
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4 posted 06-19-99 11:43 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Perfectly written! A portrayal so chilling, it made my flesh crawl! This is what poetry is meant to be Tim!
Nan
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5 posted 06-20-99 01:40 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very well said - again - Your words ring very true, Tim... Thanks for posting with us...

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elvira
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6 posted 07-22-99 02:33 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

i am a bit confused about the last stanza...he ended up abusing his wife?

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Delores Hall
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7 posted 07-22-99 10:28 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

This is so sad. I couldn't imagine living a life like that. Unfortunately in our society this is sometimes true.
Mike
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8 posted 07-28-99 06:10 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Sometimes the line between good and evil and is not easily discernible...
We all have our own corners and can only hope to avoid passing them on....
Andrew Scott
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9 posted 07-28-99 07:59 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Abuse: a most vicious cycle. You have done well to bring it to the light, for there it cannot live. Well written!

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ac
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10 posted 07-29-99 05:40 PM       View Profile for ac   Email ac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ac

A perfect complement to Poet deVine's work...a chilling look at the other side of the coin...well done...
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