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When Priscilla Passed

Rating: 5.0
Effie sat propped up in bed, reading
by lamp light, but could not concentrate
on words.She could think only
of Priscilla, her dearest friend,
lying ill six blocks away.
The children were asleep, Jim had gone
to town board meeting, and silence
wrapped the house like a heavy cloak.

Effie looked up to rest her eyes.A man
stood in the doorway to the dining room.
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Saturday, September 28, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: death,friendship
Based on a true experience of a relative
Belle Wassermeister 01 December 2020
Sorry - - I can't remove my poem " Poor Mary" now! It was selected as Member Poem of the Day today! Now you will probably get more hits as well!
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Richard Wlodarski 01 December 2020
I got all choked up reading this poem. I've had some somewhat similar experiences. In my near-death experience poem SOUL'S JOURNEY PARTS I - V, I write about them. Please read to have a better understanding. In all sincerity, Grace I wish for your outstanding poem to be chosen as POD!
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Chinedu Dike 01 December 2020
Really a wonderful piece elegantly crafted with artistic brilliance. Very powerfully and movingly penned from the heart. A work of an intricate mind. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.
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Belle Wassermeister 14 November 2020
Had to come back and read this marvelous poem yet again! My latest poem. " Poor Mary" , makes reference to this poem of yours. If that does not please you, let me know and I will remove the poem.
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Belle Wassermeister 23 October 2020
This is probably my favorite poem on this whole website! It brings tears to my eyes every time I read it!
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Belle Wassermeister 04 August 2020
Amen to what the cowboy said!
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Cowboy Ron Williams 01 August 2020
This poem is nothing short of OUTSTANDING! Goes to my favorite list and gets a ten!
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Kim Barney 06 February 2020
I keep coming back to read this marvelous poem again and again. I can't get through it without tears coming to my eyes!
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Spock The Vegan 01 October 2019
Wow, that's an exciting poem about your relative. Congratulations.
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Kim Barney 29 September 2019
Fabulous poem. I tried to read it aloud to my wife, and my voice kept cracking as I got all choked up. Congratulations on the first place win in the contest! I'm adding this to my favorite poem list!
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