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Echo Rhayne
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0 posted 01-14-2000 02:31 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Echo Rhayne

The sun shines brightly most everyday
as I walk in the park and watch the children play.

But yesterday, as I walked away
an unhappy feeling came my way to stay.

A young woman was sitting on a park bench alone.
You could tell that she had nowhere to call home.

Each day she was there as Autumn leaves fell
by her appearance I could tell she wasn't doing too well

I saw through my eyes, she was feeble and slight
and she sat there alone; on a park bench she sighed

As the days grew shorter and winter fiercly arrived
I wonder if this woman would be able to survive

The loneliness was evident in the woman's somber eyes
I gave her my lunch; on a park bench she cried

The winter was long and the cold winds blew
As I walked in the park, in my heart I just knew

The woman who lived here had closed her ashen eyes
she went to sleep; on a park bench she died

Spring has finally arrived the children are playing
the skies have turned blue and the trees are swaying

As I stop at the bench I remember her eyes
the tears they just fall; on a park bench I cried



 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


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devina
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1 posted 01-14-2000 02:34 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Echo, this is sad!!! I can relate to this one, I feel the same way, not only with people, but also all those helpless animals with no where to go...If I had it my way, I'd have a house full of various pets   You've expressed yourself beautifuly yet again!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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2 posted 01-14-2000 03:20 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Oh, Melanie ... what a lovely heart
you have.
Expressed this soooooo beautifully.
Made me cry at the thought of anyone
with no home.
~*Marge*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Echo Rhayne
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3 posted 01-14-2000 01:47 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Thank you two, this one means quite a lot to me really, I am glad you liked it!


 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


RainbowGirl
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4 posted 01-14-2000 01:52 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Melanie: If only more people would take the time to really see what is in front of them...

Big HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

Denise
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5 posted 01-14-2000 03:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, Melanie and shows your loving heart!  

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


Bbuzz
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6 posted 01-14-2000 03:53 PM       View Profile for Bbuzz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bbuzz

Bless your heart Melanie. I had a similar experience,fortunately with a happier ending. You made me cry for her and you. Well Done!
Rus Bowden
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7 posted 01-14-2000 05:24 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Melanie,

Oh so nearly in tears I am right now.  This moved well right to the very end, with just the right amount revealed as it went.  

Rus
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 01-14-2000 05:29 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

What a beautiful heart you have and what a wonderful poem
Liz
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9 posted 01-14-2000 07:28 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

What a wonderful heart you have, such a sad poem
WhtDove
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10 posted 01-14-2000 10:45 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Melanie WOW! What a moving poem!  Very well expressed! Tear-jerker!

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

Hallmark


maedavid
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11 posted 01-15-2000 12:02 AM       View Profile for maedavid   Email maedavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for maedavid

Very beautiful and touching poem.  No one knows how many lives are touched by such a beautiful poem.  The one way we can get out of our own miseries is to help someone else with theirs.  God Bless You.  You have such a great talent.  Keep on writing.

 The only way to know Love, is to Know God.
Meadowmuse
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12 posted 01-15-2000 12:15 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse



So sensitive and touching...and too often unaddressed. You've brought homelessness, through your poem, to a very real place, and I thank you for offering a wider vision.  

Dear LadyClaire

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13 posted 04-16-2005 04:46 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

dang, this is so sad
fatelfemm
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14 posted 07-16-2008 03:28 AM       View Profile for fatelfemm   Email fatelfemm   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for fatelfemm

My god that had me crying , just thinking of that and knowing how it feels to be homeless , hits home. It's great to see someone in my home town that writes so well. Keep up to great work.
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