poet Meggie Gultiano

Meggie Gultiano

A Sad Tale

I saw him last drinking native wine
In a wooden cart he called his home
A far cry from a lovely house he called his own

Ahh, life had brought his misery
Eyes for him were one's of envy
His family adored him immensely

But now all is gone, his family, his friends
No one wanted to be in his company
In pain, his drinking came to an end

I stood there, by that lonely road again
Hoping to see him to ease his pain
Weeping in silence...i know he died in vain

Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 25, 2009
Poem Edited: Saturday, May 21, 2011

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  • masked lady (12/13/2009 11:26:00 PM)

    Meggie, its a very sad tale, really. Its so sad that one dies alone, (am i taking these lines too literal?)

    But now all is gone, his family, his friends
    No one wanted to be in his company
    In pain, his drinking came to an end

    Your poem touches the heart of the reader.

    More power Meggie!

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  • Sonya Florentino (10/4/2009 9:40:00 AM)

    a very sad tale indeed... we cannot take anything for granted... when all is said and done, the love of family and friends is all that matters....

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  • Ben Gieske (9/26/2009 2:38:00 PM)

    A sad tale indeed. This line,

    I stood there, by that lonely road again

    stands out and lingers in my mind. Loneliness pervades the whole scene and story.

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  • Patrick A. Martin (9/15/2009 6:11:00 PM)

    There, but for the grace of God, go I.
    Thank you fot a lovely hartfelt poem.
    10

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  • Christopher Hunter (9/15/2009 7:39:00 AM)

    wow. Thanks for the heads-up on this poem. This is a great work. It is such a touching and deeply moving work. Wonderful. Simply wonderful.

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  • Ravi ARavi A (9/3/2009 11:52:00 AM)

    A very touching poem. Life is often like this. Every man has a destiny that is either invited by him or by some unseen course of events. While living in richness man forgets about the other side of life. And when we see such an enviable man in so poor conditions, we will certainly shed tears in reflection of the tides of life. Our heart cannot become a stone. And the tale continues in a universal manner. Let us pray that no man meets such a stage in life. This is all we can do.

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (8/28/2009 3:30:00 PM)

    An excellent poem.Be blessed.............10+++++++

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  • Rabi Anata (8/14/2009 12:25:00 AM)

    Sad, but so real. +10

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  • Little Hatila ;) (8/5/2009 8:20:00 AM)

    so sad but it is true....a very beautiful poem....

    Hataw

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  • Irene Clark-hogg (8/3/2009 7:45:00 PM)

    This is certainly a sad tale, that you have told so well; unfortunately it is one that happens so often.
    Irene

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  • Ken E Hall (8/1/2009 9:58:00 PM)

    A sad tale indeed told so eloquently with so many subjects to see
    Soft and sadly expressed+++++++++10
    regards and thanks

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  • Alison Cassidy (8/1/2009 1:38:00 AM)

    This is beautifully expressed, Meggie. Your phrasing is particularly fine and the story - you give the reader just enough to create his/her own version. Sad, the alcoholic's downward slide into misery. Even death is not a release. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (7/29/2009 4:24:00 PM)

    We have but one life and it's a precious gift, some hate the life they are given and drink to forget their problems leaving many a broken home in their wake, save your pitty for those that have the stength to find their way again.. Andy 10

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  • Mary Joy Lumanog (7/28/2009 12:32:00 PM)

    Sad tale reminded me of my grandfather...he died in vain too...with all his family in feud..he also drinks tuba! everytime...but maybe there's always a reason why those comes our life... sympathy can give ease pain...i know that in time despite the upbringing sadness of our lives can give joy to those who have been left behind...but in the future..that there is still life.

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (7/28/2009 5:32:00 AM)

    your beautiful poem brings out the bitter side of the life very touchingly, Meggie... thanks...10

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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (7/27/2009 6:50:00 AM)

    Meggie,
    A pathetic tale well told and a sad song of life. You are great in sympathy. But I contemplatethe situation this way:

    Is this life that we call our own, is it really our own! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    It sometimes smiles indifferently, at others frowns
    The weaker hearts in addiction its outlet find
    I can't understand why to life they are unkind.
    Why not in roses that we had our pleasure find
    Remember, 'if winter comes can spring be far behind'.

    But life has its own way and we are helpless on lookers.
    CP

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (7/27/2009 4:56:00 AM)

    This narrative poem is written with a lot of wisdom and a great talent. It is only one conclusion. if you do not realize the purpose, life no longer makes sense.10+++

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  • Catrina Heart (7/26/2009 10:27:00 AM)

    Truly a sad tale this is Meg...well done and pointed out...who knows what life can be twisting the days of wealthy and happiness to turn out and end that way! ! ! 10+++

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (7/26/2009 10:23:00 AM)

    a touching poem meggie...as always you have brought out the emotions very well....10

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  • Raj Nandy (7/26/2009 10:20:00 AM)

    A TOUCHING TALE WELL EXPRESSED IN VERSE! 10!
    -RAJ NANDY

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