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Scarlett Treat

Rookie (1941 / Jug Fork, Mississippi)

And Her Soul Cried


I saw her face
In a photograph,
In a crowd...
But she was alone,
And Her Soul Cried.

It was a 'busy' picture,
A race-day crowd,
You know the kind - -
Everyone is talking to someone - -
Everyone is listening to someone - -
Everyone has a drink it their hand - -
Everyone is laughing, and happy - - -
Except for her! !

She was alone,
In a crowd,
And Her Soul Cried!

Her hat had a hugh brim,
And it was tilted,
Just so,
Down to her eyes,
And the veil was tied, just so - -
And she longed to be
Somewhere, Anywhere else - -
And Her Soul Cried.

I cried for her - -
And with her - -
For there was no rescue - -
She was trapped for all time,
There, in the timeless photograph,
Alone in the crowd, frozen there - -
And Her Soul Cried.

Scarlett Treat
April 28,2008

Submitted: Monday, April 28, 2008
Edited: Monday, June 09, 2008

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  • Rookie Not a member No 3 (9/17/2008 3:57:00 PM)

    I'm with Allie on this.. . it says so much about your heart Scarlett.. and you've pitched it perfectly to ensure that it awakens similar emotions in the reader. .. visual and strong all round.. xxx jim (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (4/29/2008 8:44:00 PM)

    What a beautiful poem Scarlett. The phrasing, the sentiment, the eloquence and above all the compassion of you, the poet for your subject. Kindred souls, perhaps? This is special. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew mark Wilkinson (4/29/2008 1:52:00 AM)

    It does no good sitting on the outside looking in, you have to make a effort to get back in, then your soul will cry no more, find the one who it adores... Great write scarlett treat.. Andy 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 36 Points Donall Dempsey (4/28/2008 12:57:00 PM)

    Scarlett Scarlett...this is a brilliant poem from its awarenss and the concept of being alone and of loneliness to its refrain of and her soul cried. Great poem...best thing ya have ever done! Wonderful piece of work and superbly handled.


    love Donall Donall (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ted Sheridan (4/28/2008 12:44:00 PM)

    I had to log onto firefox's browser in order to read this one as Explorer won't work on this wonderful site...
    I enjoyed the cry... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Janice Etienne (4/28/2008 12:41:00 PM)

    WOW THAT WAS HEART TOUCHING
    i think you made me feel small and am starting to cry
    cut her out of the picture and put her in a better one :) (Report) Reply

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