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A Clairvoyant.

Rating: 4.9
I can see your boarding house now,
A spacious, two-storied bungalow
That overlooked the blue-water harbour.
Your rambling house had good prospects.

There were boarders, like me, coming and going:
Some were short-term: some were long-term.
I had a bedroom with a viewupstairs:
We dined and watched television downstairs.

It was a case of upstairs, downstairs.
You believed in me as a man, a student:
You listened when I found study difficult,
You insisted that I finish the course.

Thanks partly to you, I did graduate then,
With a degree that opened doors in teaching;
Doors that would otherwise have been closed.
But there was more to you than that...

For you were a spiritualist, a medium:
You were in touch with the other side.
You spoke of the light or dark aura I had.
An aura of happiness: an aura of dejection.

You advised me to trust intuition,
Which has served me well in many a crisis.
You predicted that I would live a long life;
You were an angel and I know your spirit lives.

-20 May,2016.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: woman
This woman was my landlady when I was a student. I boarded with her family for a year. After I left the boarding house, I did not see her again. She was from London.
Michael Walker 21 October 2020
A very thoughtful comment. Thanks Lee.
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Lee Boueri 17 October 2020
A thoughtful reminder of the fact that our lives are not a culmination of a series of events, but a product of the people we encounter as a result
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William Walker 02 March 2020
Really enjoy this one
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Michael Walker 21 October 2020
This is a pleasant surprise for me, that you have tracked down this particular poem, not a new one.
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Bri Edwards 09 January 2020
this is an insightful & delightful glimpse of your past, obviously an important part of it. thanks for sharing. it has reminded me of two 'elderly' (the age i am NOW) women who were landladies in different houses i lived in, one before i married & the other after my 1st marriage fell apart. Both were 'characters', friendly, and, at times, good company. but they did not have 'the gift' that i know of. bri :) :)
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Michael Walker 13 January 2020
Thanks for looking at a memory poem, which I wrote some years ago. As a student, I lived in quite a few boarding houses. This person is the landlady I remember.
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Luz Hanaii 12 November 2019
Nicely penned, I think she would be happy to know that you have such lovely memories of her and wrote this poem and called her an angel. We encounter angels at different points in our lives, or we ourselves are angels to others. others.
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Michael Walker 15 November 2019
Thanks for your assessment of quite an old poem of mine. We do, fortunately, meet a few angels in life.
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A B Faniki 08 September 2019
Nicely done. Thanks for sharing
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Michael Walker 15 November 2019
Thanks so much for your gracious comment.
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Lyn Paul 18 August 2019
So beautiful expressed and read with enormous interest. We do not meet many such as this inspirational and spiritual woman. How we wish they were always in our lives.
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Michael Walker 21 August 2019
Thanks for reading and making your fine assessment. Your comment is so right, unfortunately.
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Mahtab Bangalee 15 July 2019
the woman really was good heart by born; your poetic expression is really superb on the remembrance life; I enjoyed
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Michael Walker 21 August 2019
I think that is because I was happy there, and succeeded in the MA French exams. Thanks for assessing this.
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Jane Campion 07 July 2019
It is so nice when others realty care and direct us. A fulfilling poem.
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Michael Walker 08 July 2019
This landlady was a caring, intuitive person, someone I will never forget. I wish I could meet her again. Thanks.
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Prabir Gayen 05 February 2019
Beautiful lines: : For you were a spiritualist, a medium: You were in touch with the other side. You spoke of the light or dark aura I had. An aura of happiness: an aura of dejection...thanks
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Michael Walker. 06 February 2019
Thanks so much for your comment and quoting probably the best lines in the long-ago poem.
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