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Tin roofs with no paint      Windows covered with bars      Faces in the doorway     Lined and covered with scars      No children laughing and playing here      Hiding beneath the swing      Not knowing      What their future will bring      No books to take to school      No teachers to teach the golden rule      Always hungry      Morning, Noon, and Night       Where`s the man of the house      That makes everything allright     Vanished one night      Without a word      Dogs barking wildly      Was all that could be heard      Her young ones now fast asleep       Time for her to hit the street       Asking for money      From everyone she will meet       No longer does she care       How many men enter her at night      She is now the man of the house      Needs to make everything        Be all right                            RICHARD FERRY 

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  1. Date: 12/8/2013 7:10:00 PM

    Hi Richard, , , Congratulations on 'Your own favorite poem contest." I truly miss reading and scanning poems from the winning contest list. Hope you are well! Always & Forever * Linda

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 12/8/2013 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I see you are in the Xmas spirit....I`m OK ...Nice to hear from you......Rick
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:25:00 AM

    Congrats on the win, Richard

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 12/2/2013 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 6:06:00 AM

    - Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest: - A favorite poem of yours! -by Giorgio V. - A clear favorite poem! - Well done, Richard !! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 12/2/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne........
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 12:15:00 PM

    Hi Richard, nice win * HUGS & LOVE <3 ~SKAT~

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 11/7/2013 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Skat...Thanks>>Take Care..Rick
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 7:09:00 PM

    Richard, . ... CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM!!! awesome :) LUV~ LINDA

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 11/7/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Linda......Thanks.....Rick
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:34:00 PM

    Unique writing style.....Eloquent treatment of a bold subject.... Well done and congratulations on your placement..... Regards...... Jake

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 11/7/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jake
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 6:16:00 PM

    something about this pulled at me: powerful, gritty realism - congrats on your win in my contest!

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 11/5/2013 11:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:02:00 AM

    An awesome piece which really deserved its great win! CONGRATULATIONS my dear friend, Richard! Thank you so much for sharing as well. And since somebody sent me a message, i'm passing it to you, Happy Friendship Day! love & hugs, Leonora

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 8/5/2013 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Leonora
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:20:00 AM

    RF., congrats on your well deserved victory. G.

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 8/5/2013 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks g
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 10:14:00 PM

    Richard, , Congratulations, with your winning poem..... goodnight~ Linda

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 8/5/2013 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks for stopping by Linda
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:29:00 PM

    a nice winning poem..SKAT

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 8/5/2013 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Skat
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 3:20:00 PM

    Such a sad, tragic situation, but a great write! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 3/16/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Called survival...Not easy down here sometimes
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 9:11:00 PM

    Congrats, Richard. Excellent. Kudos. Ralph

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 3/14/2013 10:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks
  1. Date: 3/10/2013 6:38:00 PM

    Wonderful heartfelt poem. Enjoyed and congratulations on your win.

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 3/14/2013 10:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks again
  1. Date: 3/10/2013 7:21:00 AM

    Rick, this poem is so powerful, incredible imagery. I work with people in distress so this really hits home for me. Congratulations!

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 3/16/2013 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Unfortunately, more real than not down here
  1. Date: 3/9/2013 7:46:00 PM

    6 words Thank you for all your support. Put my glory towards subscription.............can not do it from here ...................rick

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 7:24:00 PM

    Thank you Richard,, I got one word for you.... "CONGRATULATIONS!" ;-)...PD

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 3/9/2013 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks put my glory towards subsription....can not do it from here......rick
  1. Date: 2/4/2013 8:53:00 AM

    Powerful! Terry

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 2/4/2013 1:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Home sweet home
  1. Date: 2/3/2013 11:59:00 AM

    A very strong poem! Thanks for the read.

    ferry Avatar richard ferry Date: 2/4/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the comment