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Brian Garfield Morrison


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Love Thy Neighbor


Next door I heard her arduously praying,
When appearing out of nowhere - a quiet gusting.
Shivering not; but caustiously aware of a presence,
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Inspired by the homeless and the indigent in the subways of NYC 'The least of these' of whom we walk by every single day.

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  • Neela Nath (9/11/2014 10:35:00 PM)

    I feel like this whenever I happen to cross any foot path at night.Heart-touching poem.Thank you and congrats! (Report) Reply

  • Darlene Walsh (9/11/2014 8:15:00 PM)

    I've walked by a few during my trips to NYC, although it's been a few years and I was young. I always felt sorry for them, wondering what their story was. I remember a young man playing a guitar and singing for change near the PATH train in the World Trade Center two weeks before 9/11. As I watched the towers fall on TV, over and over again, I wondered what had happened to him.
    I will remember your poem when I next return to NYC or any similar city. And I liked the last few lines, to receive a second chance is a great blessing.

    Darla :) (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (9/11/2014 7:09:00 PM)

    Unique in scope and dimension, adds layers of meaning and variation to the traditional love thy neighbour theme. Absolutely deserved a 10+. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/11/2014 10:55:00 AM)

    A great poem expressing the incidents of sadness, its beautiful images the poem is a success and full of truths in real life. I enjoyed as an ordinary reader. (Report) Reply

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