Judith Driscoll Bryan

Seldom Come By

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Dilapidated ruins on Moon Lit Bay,
Nightmarishly stark in radiant day.
Morbidly shaded when comes the twilight.
Cloaked in foul gloom amid ebony night.

A chimney is proof of warmness, once felt.
Where go Humanity, within you dwelt?
'Neath rafters, now structurally unsound.
Deplorably, you stand on frozen ground.

Window gaping like a Pirate's eye patch.
Sea Dog evidence of a sparring match.
'Tween nature's forces and battle scarred you.
A Marksman's Arrow, thru your Heart, aimed true!

Lost ruddiness bespeaks of passing years.
Aged forlornly in fields, sated with tears.
Neglected! Withered! Abandoned to die.
Compassionate Souls do seldom come by.

Shriveled corpse, for what travesty you pay?
Left to rot on this God forsaken Bay.
Scant trace of Glory Days, lost in mire
I'll kindle your misery with FIRE.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 26, 2007
Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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  • Jim Foulk (2/7/2007 3:53:00 PM)

    a very fine poem, well said.

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  • Lisa Wilkinson (2/1/2007 9:47:00 AM)

    Superb Deanna, its so good to have you back. I have reason to come here now, Lisa

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  • Roger Bowman (1/31/2007 1:33:00 AM)

    Lovely lovely poemo signorita Deanna.

    All the best and more
    Roger

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  • Geoff Warden (1/28/2007 10:56:00 PM)

    Very well spoken......an' in high fashion to boot......

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