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The Alley

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The Alley

He walks down dark alleys at night.
Searching for evidence of life.
He can't believe the man was right.
His daughter victim  of a knife.

Sometimes the mind begins to break.
He can't grasp this reality.
The pain  felt with each breath he takes.
Each step steeped in his misery.

He see's a girl that looks like her.
Thinks back to when she was a child.
Overcome by tears his eyes blur.
She had been one so sweet and mild.
Why had his girl become so wild?

Inspired by reading Seren's English Quintain.
My first attempt at this form.

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  1. Date: 5/22/2013 11:45:00 PM
    A dreadful story... but one that I'm sure many parents can relate, too. Knowing that it's too late to do anything different... the finality of it hits hard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/23/2013 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have no idea where this one came from, it more or less wrote itself.
  1. Date: 5/22/2013 8:58:00 AM
    :( I feel the pain...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/22/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry for the pain.
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Brilliantly done... Some thing ask by many parents... wishingthey could see their children one more time.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/20/2013 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:23:00 AM
    You are so talented with writing.take care

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/22/2013 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for being first again.
    Bono Avatar Colleen Bono
    Date: 5/20/2013 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    first again