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The Ferryer

Rating: 2.9
Three years after my father's death
he goes back to work. Unemployed
for twenty-five years, he's very glad
to be taken on again, shows up
on time, tireless worker. He sits
in the prow of the boat, sweet cox, turned
with his back to the carried. He is dead, but able
to kneel upright, facing forward
toward the other shore. Someone has closed
his mouth, so he looks more comfortable, not
thirsty or calling out, and his eyes
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COMMENTS
Sylvia Frances Chan 25 November 2018
A Superb Poem, Powerfully worded. An Ironic take upon us as human beings taking revenge. Thank you for sharing
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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014
Have to agree with Barbara. Not a big fan of this poem.
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Barbara Young 26 August 2010
This is not one of her best, I feel-
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