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Ragbag Heart

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Beggar lady, in the white mist,
They say you carry a ragbag heart,
hidden inside your rattletrap cart.
I wonder, were you once loved and kissed?

Were you once someone's idea of bliss?
Were there babies you cuddled to your breast?
Do you still thrill to a rainbow's arc?
But the only answer is the creak of wobbly cart,
And something wet dropping to her fragile chest,
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COMMENTS
Sandra Fowler 10 November 2006
You are a keen observer of the human condition. Your compassion becomes you, Mary. Kindest regards, Sandra
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Padraic O' Reilly 11 April 2006
I really, really like this poem. The language used is wonderful. Keep up the good work!
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Esther Leclerc 04 April 2006
I often wonder these same things about the people I see. Everyone is someone... I love this; thank you.
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Duncan Wyllie 04 April 2006
A sad poem that seems to reach out to the poor and poor of heart.You have worked wonders here.Love Duncan
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