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Night on the Town

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Effigy
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since 04-11-2000
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0 posted 04-19-2000 02:30 PM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Effigy

I saw an old man die tonight.
His distant, hazy eyes frozen under the
florescent glow of street corner light.
A homeless manís life he had led,
sleeping in damp alley ways
never in the comforts of a bed.
His clothes tied on with nylon bands
clutching ever so tight,
to the two dimes in his hands.
After the old manís last breath
I heard the ravenís call
and felt the silence of death.
The old man had merely ran out of time,
it could happen to us all. So,
with little else to do, for no reason nor rhyme,
I reached deep into my pocket and
into the old manís hand I dropped one last dime.



 understanding is misunderstood

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netswan
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since 03-28-2000
Posts 1395
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1 posted 04-19-2000 07:50 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Effigy - what a sad tale and such an
interesting ending -- Very well written.

Thanks for this interesting poem -- it
makes you think

netswan
Cerenity
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since 02-16-2000
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2 posted 04-20-2000 08:54 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Effigy,

WOW this packs a punch, and sad because it happens queit often my sister witness this same thing minus the dimes and it had an affect on her for awial.
Thanks for the read,  Cerenity
Effigy
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3 posted 04-20-2000 09:52 PM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Effigy

Cerenity -
    
   Well this didn't really happen to me, but I can see how it would leave a lasting effect on a person, if it did.

Thanks for your comments.
forne_marin
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since 04-13-2004
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4 posted 04-15-2004 11:59 PM       View Profile for forne_marin   Email forne_marin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit forne_marin's Home Page   View IP for forne_marin

It's got some nice images, but it's a little cliche. You can do better.
 
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