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He was very lonely in the cold,
Resigned to live a life that we have never known,
Below the city lights where eyes don't wish to see,
In a world that is, but it should never be.
He had so, so many dreams when he was very young,
But fate would reach and crush and break them one by one
Till hope had turned to tears until he cried no more -
Pieces of a world lie scattered on the floor.

How could I pass him by with barely just a glance,
Not even wishing life would gift a second chance,
But I was very late for dinner on that day,
Besides...I had to go...I had to get away...

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:55:00 PM
    Craig, very meaningful encounter with a street person, good example for us all.

  1. Date: 12/7/2013 9:30:00 AM
    Awesome Craig! You write life!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Dear Craig How tearful this majestic piece. Truth is often from what we turn away love, Kathy

  1. Date: 11/29/2013 11:30:00 PM
    Another great Emmanuel poem. The elements of sadness and perhaps regret have a strong pull on the heart. Wonderful holiday season to you. Much thanks for your recent visit.

  1. Date: 11/29/2013 3:12:00 PM
    Beautifully written, Craig. I also enjoyed the song. Good going, my big-hearted friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 5:40:00 AM
    I can relate to the hopeless feel of this piece, as I can also identify with being homeless (as I was for a while). Sad, yet beautiful, Craig; kudos :)

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 7:22:00 PM
    These are beautiful and touching words Craig...

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 9:17:00 PM
    another great take on the melody...I had listened to it so much that I was actually singing this one as the tune played in my head...I have seen homeless like you describe countless times on my trips to philly on my sad...

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 2:32:00 PM
    thanks for the example from the judge himself in this contest. I listened to the music and it was very beautiful.