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What Lurks Within

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What Lurks Within

Past lurks in picture, this I know,
A presence from the long ago.
Her life was hard and mean and cruel.
She cleaned without a modern tool.
Here she was shunned, demeaned, bereft.
Past would not follow when she left,
And so it lurks, just out of range,
Hoping somehow  a past can change.
Glad to have left her past behind,
She has moved on, new life to find.
She prays wayfarers will beware
Of past that proved to be a snare,
And run from horror in that room
Or it could be a burial tomb.

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 2:14:00 AM

    Moving on is so hard when caught between a rock and a hard place. But it can be done and must be done for mental health. Interesting piece on human relationships.

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 4:17:00 PM

    You were quick with this one Joyce, it's very good and you'e trumped my idea lol, back to the drawing board for me. Thank you for your comments on my efforts. Take care, Regards Richard

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 1:55:00 PM

    very cool, Joyce!

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 12:16:00 AM

    oh, yes, this really goes with that picture, JOyce. Way to be inspired by a picture. How are you doing lately?

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 3:29:00 PM

    We can never leave the past behind. Good work, Joyce. Impeccable rhyming, as ever :)

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 1:47:00 PM

    Fantastic job, Joyce! I am guessing this is for the contest. If so, this is a very unique and creative entry!