Scarlett Treat

Rookie - 22 Points (1941 / Jug Fork, Mississippi)

Left - Poem by Scarlett Treat

She was left alone,
After the children had gone...

Oh, yes, they came every week,
Just to speak,
Just so they could say
They came that day...

The busy one,
The one who had a son...
Came to cook and clean,
Just to be seen,

And the angry one,
With her bitter tone...
Came to say a word,
Just to be heard...

And her son...
The Lonely one...
Wanted to say, some way,
I love you...

But he didn't know how.
And so, they went away.

And she was alone...
Lonely, and bitter,
And sad, and friendless,
Disillusioned, heart-broken...

Life Wasted....
Unhappiness tasted...
Heart aching...
Left.

Scarlett Treat
April 18,2008


Comments about Left by Scarlett Treat

  • Donall Dempsey (4/22/2008 4:43:00 AM)


    An all too familiar situation perfectly captured so precisely. Wonderfully observed and told. Brilliantly done...Miss T!

    love Donall Donall
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  • (4/18/2008 7:14:00 PM)


    I like it
    your wording here perfect..
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  • Ernestine Northover (4/18/2008 4:06:00 PM)


    This is a great write Scarlett, you have captured the reality of it all in such a wonderful way. Cleverly thought out. So well explained. Excellent.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • Marilyn Lott (4/18/2008 2:15:00 PM)


    It's very sad when that happens. Nursing homes are full of old folks
    who never see their family. You did a great job expressing that
    sadness.

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn
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  • Trade Martin (4/18/2008 1:53:00 PM)


    Scarlett, very nice and I think you're RIGHT....! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • RAY LUCERO (4/18/2008 1:19:00 PM)


    Scarlett,

    Sad, poignant and all too often true.

    Peace,

    Ray
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 18, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, May 12, 2008


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