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Letter Home

Rating: 3.7
- New Orleans, November 1910

Four weeks have passed since I left, and still
I must write to you of no work. I've worn down
the soles and walked through the tightness
of my new shoes calling upon the merchants,
their offices bustling. All the while I kept thinking
my plain English and good writing would secure
for me some modest position Though I dress each day
in my best, hands covered with the lace gloves
you crocheted- no one needs a girl. How flat
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COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 30 April 2020
I could see, as well as a weight I could feel in my mouth. So now, even as I write this and think of you at home, Goodbye. a very good poem. tony
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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2020
so sad not many poems, but these few will do to give me a whole panorama from the poem, the poetess and the message meant. FANTASTIC, DEAR GREAT POETESS! This goes again ToMyPoemList. A 10 Full Score!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2020
I repeated whole sections I'd learned by heart, spelling each word in my head to make a picture I could see, as well as a weight I could feel in my mouth. So now, even as I write this and think of you at home, Goodbye.........................A great poem from a Great Poetess. I love all your poems that are published here,
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Prabir Gayen 13 December 2018
Very pictorial description......good writ
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Tapan M. Saren 03 March 2016
Hmm.. Nice one..
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Susan Williams 14 November 2015
I have never read her before- -this is so awesome that I cannot wait to read more, A HUGE talent
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Alex Owulo Ogoh 14 November 2015
Nicely penned. Thanks for sharing
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Anil Kumar Panda 14 November 2015
Such a beautiful drop! Straight from heart. Honest and free.
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Aaron Wambu 14 November 2015
Aaawh, , the piece is sentimentally moving and the words are expressed in utter honesty, love it
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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 November 2015
Pathetic condition of one who had left home in search of job and was unable to find one has been adroitly described in the letter to home. The dejection expressed is really touching. Superb diction, Enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
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