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Eleanor Rigby

Rising out of bed as the sun peeks through the window
Eyelids are a fluttering as she looks towards her side
Another day to fear and what is she to make of it
She wishes it were night again, so easier to hide

Once when she was young she was playing with her dolls
Dreams of growing older with a family of her own
But the days went by and her reality became completely altered
To loneliness, despair, and no one there to phone

SEVEN BILLION PEOPLE and who is there to see
Visions of what could have been, her heart has turned to stone
No career, no wedding, no children, her world a tiny room
Gasping out her final breath, across her lips a moan

The hole is dug, the casket lowered, no one there to grieve
What life was this, what purpose here, as rain falls on the grave
Father McKenzie of the lonely, a tear rolls down his cheek
Eleanor Rigby, another soul his prayers have failed to save

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  1. Date: 6/9/2013 6:28:00 AM
    Big congratulations on your awesome win and great write my dear friend, Rick! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:25:00 PM
    Rick, you have so beautifully captured the essence of that lovely song I remember from so long ago. Wonderful poem and I"m glad to see it in this winners' circle.

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:36:00 AM
    Congratulations!!! RICK, nice to see you on Nates' winning list. By the looks of his winners, it seems as if he's a real picky person.... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 9:45:00 AM
    congrats on your win Rick

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 3:33:00 AM
    'Ah, look at all the lonely people'...You have taken the theme of one of my favorite Beatle songs and run with it...Great job and congratulations, Rick - Tim

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 8:26:00 PM
    congrats on your win, close enough to the theme'

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:16:00 PM
    Rick.. Congratulations on your win :-) PD

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:10:00 AM
    You weaved this sad tale perfectly....congrats on your awesome win! Hugs

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 1:24:00 PM
    A stunning entry and super win congratulations Rick xx

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 10:31:00 AM
    I wonder how many Eleanor Rigby's there are in the world? Sad indeed, but skillfully expressed. RAY

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 9:22:00 PM
    I love this, Rick! Congratulations on a super win! John Lennon lives forever in all the songs he wrote...if I'm not mistaken, he wrote that one. You're a great writer also, I see! Great job! Thanks for the visit. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 7:56:00 PM
    Rick this has blown me away, absolutely great ....Seren

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 2:34:00 PM
    Rick congrats on your win, an excellent take on the song, brilliant....David

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 2:19:00 PM
    What a great story teller you are!! I loved the twist you took with her story, and what a wonderful lyric this would be! Well done!!

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 12:58:00 PM
    Rick, fabulous take on this theme and ditto what Heather said!

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 12:21:00 PM
    Rick, you have captured the loneliness of the original song wonderfully here. This is such a great interpretation of Eleanor's story. Awesome job! Congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest with this "Eleanor" poem, Rick! Ruben.