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The Crumb Contest

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The Crumb Contest

The Grand Old Dame sat at the table
with cream on the corner of her mouth
from a donut she ate 
and a coffee in her shaking hand
A pink visor donned her head
and red sprinkled with white
was the color of her hair
reflecting from a foggy light
on the ceiling of a dirty diner

At one time she was the elite
the meat 
of notoriety of a certain group of society
where decisions were made
by a select few
Whom the masses never knew
that shaped the way the world would turn

The hand that shook once kissed by royalty
now wizened and palsied
picked up a crumb and stared at it
as if it were a gem
the jewels amassed as she recalled
in times of wealth
She placed the crumb in her mouth
and conjured up tastes when her palate was young
the delicate meats, the caviar
her suite in Paris
her gentleman friends

But all is gone now
Oh dear, she laments,oh dear
then she rises from the table and stands erect
befitting her character
and leaves the contents on the table
and the past behind

Ralph Sergi   contest:  NEW POETS OF SOUP  11/26/2013

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  1. Date: 5/6/2015 6:34:00 AM
    Thanks Debbie: i saw a senior eating in a food court dressed so elegantly that I was inspired to write this poem using artistic license. an Italian hug.

  1. Date: 5/5/2015 7:33:00 PM
    A wonderfully recorded scene, no matter the hieghts we ascend we do all fall down, with a rise there always is a fall. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 3:49:00 PM
    A very interesting and detailed journey of another's life as an observer. So well written and imaged :)

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Thanks, Frank: I like your poetic style and I can relate. I will continue to read your poems

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 10:12:00 PM
    Glory days. A story well told.

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:23:00 AM
    Wow! I think this is my favorite! In fact I am adding you to my favorite poets.

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 12:39:00 PM
    Thank you, Gail. That was a perfectly worded portrayal of a CASINO participant and good advice as well Ralph S.

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Excellent read...I couldn't stop reading this touching story. Very well-written.