The Crazy Lady Of Oakwood Court Poem by LeeAnn Azzopardi

The Crazy Lady Of Oakwood Court

Rating: 5.0

She, once, said she had loved singing Leonard Cohen songs
To the birds on the wire since they were the only songs
That she could sing in key
But that was long ago
Now, she stays indoors because people thought
She's very strange
She used to walk her dog around the block
With a smile that glowed in the sun
However, the dog died and she never came out again
Though, the other day I saw her outside her door
Reading a book of poems
But I couldn't recall the author or the title
A teardrop appeared out of nowhere
And she didn't looked well
She went back in her house ashamed for crying
And I felt sorry for her
So much, I wanted to comfort her with my new dog
But I guessed she was in pain of losing her own
I just let it go walking away

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Topic(s) of this poem: dogs,loss,mental illness
Evelyn Judy Buehler 20 July 2022

A sad and touching poem. LeeAnn. Animals do bring so much sunshine into our lives!

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Michael Cochrane 19 July 2022

Dear LeeAnn you show true empathy with your poem its important we look out for vulnerable people in our society.

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Rebecca Navarre 27 July 2022

Oh, Such a sorrowful poem! .. Written with such heart! .. Deeply touching! .. Definite 5 Stars! ..+++++++++++++++++++

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Getting emotional easily is the mark of sensitive people like poets. To love everything around is a godly gift. Thank you dear poet for stressing on it.

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Richard Wlodarski 23 July 2022

Such a heart wrenching poem that is so full of such great love, compassion and empathy that can only be conveyed by a true poet(ess) . And such a great soul! Thank you so very much, LeeAnn for sharing such precious gems with us!

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Kevin Patrick 20 July 2022

A beautiful character study, not only does this feel real, it also grabs at the soul. Thank you this is inspirational

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Kevin Patrick 20 July 2022

Ive read this over several times, and each time it becomes painful to read again. There are so many people like this women that its entirely relatable, isolation and mental illness are the things we see but never deal with. a wonderful work.

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