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The sickly old man

There once was a man who lay sick in bed
He could not get up to reach his wooden-leg
He had no maid or family to bid it
So lived a lonely life he did
His wife had died of slavery
His heart did break in a thousand ways
The reason he had no leg is a mystery..

The old man died sadly 
Myself did weep a bit
For a sickly man should not die alone

His only friend was me 
a little mouse with a family of three
When he pleaded with me to fetch his leg
I could not manage being so small
He said ' it didn't matter anyway, 
he was sickly and only had a few hours to live'

It was true that he did
but myself did pray for his soul
He was the kindest old man
with his big heart of gold

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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 7:29:00 AM
    Great story told in wonderful poetic fashion..Sara

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 1:53:00 PM
    loved this write...TAH

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 4:51:00 PM
    What a beautiful poem you have written here for us to read. This shows that you were born eith a good heart. An old man should not die alone, but a lot of them have, including an uncle of mine. thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 7:28:00 PM
    Someday in your time of need you will require a kindly deed. You will feel a loving touch and hear Thank you, Thank you very much. I did not give my thanks to thee though I remember explicitly the mouse's family, you and me. Then I slipped into eternity........ Merry Christmas, Sarah...... Jake

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 10:42:00 AM
    Hi Sarah love the twist with the mouse, sadly no one ehould die alone, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 10:56:00 AM
    S-W-E-E-T!!! Loved your little tale, dear Sarah! Love and hugs, Jack xox

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 9:54:00 AM
    This poem is so touching. Only a very kind person could write it. With warmest wishes, Larisa

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 4:22:00 AM
    nice write Sarah,that kind old man is now resting peacefully