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Author Name: Freealiopterix 2 Comments
Date Added: August 15, 2012 06:08:37 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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She Came For Help

She Came For Help

She came for help and I was moved

Initially by her sad face

Perhaps not sad but more haunted;

Of pain there was more than a trace

Lines etched into her young features

And black smudges under her eyes

Exaggerated tender years;

To hear her life was hard no surprise

Facing eviction and divorce

She had recently lost her child

From there her life had steered a course

Which had her trapped and kept her wild;

I had been there a year ago

Held by drink and hung on its hook;

About depression I did know

In fact I felt I'd penned the book;

We talked us two about her life

And it was then I felt humble;

She had suffered with so much strife

That walk not did she but stumble;

I realised my life was good

And try to explain proffered I

Just how I felt and understood;

It seemed to help I don't know why

But in our time together then

Her breathing settled calm was she

The door to her past was open

A part of her had been set free;

The future is still bleak for her

But knowing she was not alone

Bolstered her like nothing other

Strength extended through every bone.

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Comment By: PremiumHarry William Harborne on August 17, 2012 05:33:37 PM Report
There but for the grace of God go I.  A very moving poem.   Bill H
Comment By: Freemaggie lopez sherry wilbur on August 16, 2012 09:26:23 PM Report
I know her story all to well. I liked this poem . related well. always Maggie.


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