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Anne Alone

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All alone
You came to the grounds of Granard'sChurch.
Frightened; forsaken,
What could be worse?
Oh, Anne, you were but a child and not much more
When the pangs of labour,
All alone, you had to endure.
Your labour bed was a sheet of glass,
Your midwives were the clouds that passed.
Anne, your life was to end in sorrow,

For you, there was no bright tomorrow.
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Saturday, July 6, 2013
Topic(s) of this poem: sad love
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A B Faniki 16 September 2019

A heartfelt tribute may her soul rest in peace.

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Dr Antony Theodore 11 October 2018

When the pangs of labour, All alone, you had to endure. Your labour bed was a sheet of glass, Your midwifes were the clouds that passed. we shall never know about your true sufferings......... there are so many like this who suffer and die........ and no one notices their struggle.. this uncaring world......... than k u for bringing this point out into the notice of poets........ tha nk u dear poet. tony

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Ming Murphy 15 February 2015

Love this poem

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Hazel Durham 28 July 2013

I remember when this true story happened it was a terrible tragedy, you have written it with such tenderness! Beautiful write!

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imran Shah 14 July 2013

Its a sad story but good use of imagery to depict the behaviour of the past. good piece of work.

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