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I Think About My Neighbor Mary

Rating: 4.6

I think about Mary,
The pieces of her story
As I know it:
Her childhood streets,
The neighborhood cherry tree
She used to climb,
It should have been for fun,
Not for badly needed nourishment,
But she survived,
By strength of will,

A poisoned family life
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Amberlee Carter 22 November 2005

profound on so many levels...thank you for this

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John Kay 18 November 2005

Damn. I clicked a five by accident when I was trying to give this a ten. Uriah, you really aim for the pain and don't flinch or hold anything back. I am a fan of poems that are direct, as yours are, poems that don't leave me scratching my head wondering why anyone bothered in the first place. You deliver the goods in this one.

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Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler 18 November 2005

you are really developing as a poet, Uriah. the last few poems you've posted have been heavy and powerful. this is no exception. superb. Jake

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Cj Heck 18 November 2005

Powerful poem, Uriah. Heartfelt and full of emotion. Excellent. Hugs, CJ

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Mireille Laborie 18 November 2005

Especially heartfelt and a great tribute to a strong woman. She surely likes it.

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Ernestine Northover 18 November 2005

That is a real tribute to our Mary Uriah, bless you, you have a very kind heart, Love Ernestine

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Mahnaz Zardoust-Ahari 18 November 2005

A very beautiful poem Uriah....I'm sure Mary enjoyed it more than anything! ! !

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Mary Nagy 18 November 2005

Uriah, this is so beautiful! I feel like you've really gotten to know me. I treasure our friendship more than you know. You have touched my heart. Thank you for this poem. You are so special....you should know that. Sincerely, Mary

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