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Below is the poem entitled DAYS OF A CENTURY AGO which was written by poet Andrew Crisci. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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We look at them as simpler times
living in the days of a century ago:
street noise, clothes and sheets on the lines,
children playing ball, moms rolling bread dough.

There are no cars and horse buggies,
no vendors that jell and wake babies;
in one of the buildings husband and wife rant,
not hearing the landlord's voice demanding rent.

Bill who lives on the third floor was the captain of an oil ship,     
has left his pipe in the ashtray and spade cards and taken a nap
so tired of having read all noon a pile of novel and fiction books;
with half bottle of whiskey in his guts, he sleeps but licks his lips.

Copyright © Andrew Crisci

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  1. Date: 3/25/2013 5:43:00 PM
    Hi, Andrew. I so seldom get to see you. What a delight to find your poem on this winner list today. Congratulations. It was very interesting for me. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 12:33:00 PM
    ANDREW, congratulations with your awesome and wonderful poem. Always~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 8:52:00 PM
    Superb ending line! "[...] he sleeps but licks his lips." Very nice, Andrew! Congratulations on your win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Hope you are doing well I haven't heard from you in so long! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love