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The letter arrived in the mailbox
As icing upon the cake
While she knelt beside his headstone
Arranging the flowers she did take

It was stuck between new medical bills
That have mounted over the year
Lifesavings depleted by the cancer
That ate away at her husband dear

The house in which they raised their children
And compiled thousands of memories
Was mortgaged to pay the doctors
And has become another casualty

Banks have no compassion
Just numbers on a ledger sheet
The foreclosure letter awaits her now
To make her year tragically complete

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  1. Date: 8/1/2013 12:38:00 AM
    Many congratulations Joe xx

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 3:48:00 PM
    Thank You for entering my contest

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:46:00 AM
    This is so sad, well done joe, congrats.

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 8:07:00 PM
    This is so sad, it does happen and when it does, it cleaves the heart, congratulations on your winning poetry Joe, xxx

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 3:53:00 PM
    How sad and terrible! But even more sad is the fact that these things happen everyday. :( This is a great write!

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 10:40:00 AM
    An incredible write, Joe. So tragic, heart wrenching! What makes it worse is that this happens way too often. Well written. Love, Kim