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Empty Baskets

With empty baskets
in both hands
she treads the cobbles
of her broken land.

Her home once
pale washed blue
a reflection of early
morning dew
where now a bomb
stained hue.

She's walking solemn corridors
still empty baskets in her hand
she looks for the reason
but she can't understand.

The flowers grew in the garden
the mid day feast displayed
she still walks with empty baskets
her sunken eyes displayed.

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  1. Date: 11/24/2008 6:44:00 AM

    Fantastic, of course. Written from a wonderful heart. So sad and emotional. Makes me think of Indians when their lands were stolen. I am probably way off, but, that is what it brought to mind. My fathers family had a lot of Cherokee, and it is a subject dear to me. Love your friend, Christie

  1. Date: 11/23/2008 10:03:00 AM

    This could be speaking for so many places around the globe. That makes me even more sad. Well done, Ann. ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 11/23/2008 9:04:00 AM

    Sad, and so true for some. Excellent write...always, Christy

  1. Date: 11/23/2008 8:09:00 AM

    Great write, Ann. I am not sure where or what story was in your mind when you penned it, but it reminds me so much of Northern Ireland during its troubled times. Love, Nigel