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An Empty Tissue Box

The office is open and the day will be full
My first client's here

Sunny cried tears of grief for her 
Sister (cancer)
Rose wants to take pills (suicidal)
Louise, once so competent
Cannot work (depressed)
David's barely hanging in
Goes to hospital (depressed)
Robert cannot teach (also depressed)
What can he do?
What can any of them do?
I have no answers
The wounded keep walking 
Among us

A tough ordeal, I reach for a tissue
But all I find
An Empty Tissue Box

April 14th, 2013

Copyright © Rick Zablocki

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  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:02:00 PM
    this is so true of the world today and your ending was very powerful.

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Rick, I like where you went with the prompt. Nicely done. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 12:41:00 AM
    Many walking wounded out there. I like how you described this... a winner in my book :)

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Neat take on this one Rick. The ending has the right amount of twist. SuZ

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 10:23:00 AM
    nice approach to this one Rick with a strong ending xx

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 9:50:00 AM
    There is some kind of pain in everyone. We do what we can each day to keep moving forward. Lovely words Rick. Betty

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 8:39:00 AM
    I like this Rick,, it is different, and innovative, like the style, and truthfully the message the poem gives out...

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Sad but great write Rick, I love how you got to "An Empty Tissue Box" Good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 4:07:00 AM
    Sad, much luck in the contest~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 3:53:00 AM
    - This was a pleasant poem to read, thanks Rick. - Luck in contest! - oxox / / Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 5:29:00 AM
    Creative title portraying d tears which deplete d tissue box. Gr8 freeverse, life is full of probs. Dats why believers need an afterlife i guess.

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 11:24:00 PM
    I like your unsual approach ....Seren

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 6:52:00 PM
    Awwww, this is sweet, Rick. "The wounded keep walking among us." Good line, my friend. The world is a sad one. Nice writing, my friend :)