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Friday, December 16, 2005

Barfly

Rating: 4.9
you're covered in bruises
and dark circles adorn both eyes
I overhear you say your name
and I feel your laughter
it shakes your body and mine
your body sags with
the weight of your world
and time hasn’t been too
kind to you
but your eyes still
shine to spite all
because you’ve got diamonds inside
Jon Edward Walker
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COMMENTS
Kim Barney 18 May 2015
Amen to what John Richter said below, and also, after reading the comments of Rose Garden and Claire Jones, I realized that I agreed with them, too. I can certainly envision this person in my mind. Great job and congratulations on Poem of the Day!
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John Richter 18 May 2015
Knocked me right off my chair! In so few lines Mr. Walker created an intense understanding of a situation, a chance meeting perhaps of two souls, one in desperation, the other in admiration. And worded so incredibly beautifully.... Dear poets, this is poetry.....
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Kim Barney 18 May 2015
Well said, John. As usual, you said everything I would have said, only first and better.
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A diamond and precious substance inside this poem
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Claire Jones 03 August 2007
This is really good, I can almost picture this person the way you have described. CJ
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M S 23 August 2006
Like this one a lot... for some reason makes me think of Henry Miller and his whores
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Joy Vanderhelm 18 January 2006
Sometimes light can throw into sharp relief the truth that is out there for some. But, if you take the last line to heart, then there can always be hope, even for the fallen. This a good one.
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Carolyn (Cy) Vuletic 17 December 2005
This is one of my favorites so far, by far. I hope I won't end up that way. Carolyn
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