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Mary, Pity Women!

Rating: 2.6
You call yourself a man,
For all you used to swear,
An' leave me, as you can,
My certain shame to bear?
I 'ear! You do not care --
You done the worst you know.
I 'ate you, grinnin' there. . . .
Ah, Gawd, I love you so!

Nice while it lasted, an' now it is over --
Tear out your 'eart an' good-bye to your lover!
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Linda Broadley 28 March 2019
Kurt Weill set this to music in " The Threepenny Opera" . The choruses make a haunting song.
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Madhuram Sharma 10 June 2017
very nice poem and very deep........
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Claire Thomas 18 May 2013
Its in a cockney accent, Shes contemplating her ruination while looking at his photograph.Some things change, for better or for worse.
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Cess Kubai 02 October 2009
The tone of it makes one want to laugh at this woman and comfort her all at the same time. 'Mary, pity women' indeed! !
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ngaio beck 16 April 2008
One of Kiplings best. Captured the cockney beautifully, and the plaint is pure Victorian. Ngaio Beck
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Ashley Sanderfer 07 May 2006
I THINK THAT THAT POEM WAS THE STUPIDEST POEM I'VE EVER HEARD IN MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE REALLY! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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