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Another Look At Christmas- Constanza

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Another Look At Christmas- Constanza

The city sounds wash over me This place in which I have no part Harsh music to my lonely heart Each face I really do not see On crowded streets they pass me by No notice of the tears I cry My painful past I've tried to flee For many years I tried in vain To wash away this deep set pain In life there is no guarantee Life is not a nursery rhyme I thought my wounds would heal in time Wondering now that I should be Huddled here in my sad disgrace They look away, not at my face Living a life of such misery I never thought to end this way Alone and cold on Christmas Day.. The city sounds wash over me Each face I really do not see My painful past I've tried to flee In life there is no guarantee Wondering now that I should be Living a life of such misery
12/21/13 Written after watching a homeless man huddled in a doorway near a shopping mall

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 11:30:00 PM
    I've read this several times, Barbara, and it certainly causes me to reflect on this sad situation. Certainly the manner in which you captured it with such reflective compassion earns you the honor of this win. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 8:03:00 PM
    wow, this is one of the best ones. I really enjoyed this one and seeing what you said about the homeless guy underneath the poem, Barbara,makes it more poignant. Congrats. so good to see this one again and on the winners list

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 11:11:00 AM
    There is a lot of feeling in this poem, causing me to sympathize with the fellow's plight. Excellent work with the form too, it flows right along without effort. For curiosity's sake, what is your perception of a normal poem that I write?

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Take yet another look and have yourself a very Merry Christmas. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 6:54:00 PM
    You have painted the plight of the homeless well no matter what time of the year but a the holiday season it seems to touch us all more. Charity unfortunate does not always soothe the pain.

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 6:41:00 PM
    soup mail HG

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 6:25:00 PM
    My Dearest Barbara, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Although this Masterfully written POEM does not convey such a Joyous time of Year For YOU. I could feel this POEM from deep with-in my Heart. I MISS YOU so very much. I ask YOUR Forgiveness for playing with YOUR Heart. My feelings were Sincere. May I Post a Nonet I wrote for YOU?? I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER, YOU are my Passion... Harry

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 10:09:00 AM
    Lovely, lovely wrenching poem, and j was shaking my head upon finishing. This is certainly a fine entry in the contest.

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 9:15:00 AM
    so sad and such a wonderful Constanza added to the contest entries.

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 8:40:00 AM
    - A touching and sad poems, Barbara ! - I wish you and your family a peaceful Christmas - thank you for all the beautiful poetry you have shared with me this year + all the nice comments from you! - I hope the year 2014 will be a good year for everyone! - Love from Norway // Anne-Lise :)