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Woes of A Man

Once upon a time, I used to be you. 
In my misdemeanor I fell out of your love. 
Now you are quick to judge, but you don't know me. 
In your silence, you wish me away.
Invoking ancient curses, praying I stray. 
Tiny streams of tears roll down my prematurely withered cheeks. 
Tattered clothes I salvage from dumpsters 
Days gone by since I had a meal 
Even longer since I saw the inside of a bathroom 
Am I a son of the Land? 
Will you show me any kind?

My grief resounds no mercy 
I am, but one, in a land of many 
O! lethal fate, pangs of anguish and strife 
Here, I lay holding on to dear life 
Once I had it all, I was homed 
Nature's calamity left me doomed 
A past so rosy, full of kind 
Trapped in the deep embers of my mind 
I walk the streets without a clue 
This place of love; never true 
Ah! what crime! 
Wicked, is the wheel of time.

I have embraced misfortune 
And felt the smile of pain 
Your pity, I seek not, 
Nor your assets. 
Rather A consummation fervently wished 
That you see me not with those Eyes of Repugnance. 
For Once upon a time, I used to be you.

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  1. Date: 6/24/2014 9:16:00 PM
    Wilfred, thank you for the compliment..Linda

  1. Date: 2/17/2014 9:58:00 AM
    Hi Wilfred, stopping by to read this one again... Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 11:22:00 AM
    Wilfred, , thank you for everything, Congrats for the well deserved win...always~ Linda

    Ani Avatar Wilfred Ani
    Date: 6/24/2014 10:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you too....... BTW your poems are very inspiring.......
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:35:00 AM
    Wilfred, enjoyed your winning poem. Hugs*SKAT

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 2:49:00 PM
    Expressive and emotive work about a timely topic.Enjoyed reading this creation today..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 6:11:00 AM
    I am you! without a place to call home Congrats on your win.Morgan

    Ani Avatar Wilfred Ani
    Date: 9/15/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Morgan!!!!
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:13:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning in the contest, Wilfred

    Ani Avatar Wilfred Ani
    Date: 9/15/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, means a lot!!!
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 6:19:00 PM
    Wilfred, !!! Thanks for supporting my contest with this amazing poem and imagery. If you'd like:-) stop by my latest poem ""The Wind."" OR blog! "Tears in Heaven" http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15911&PoetID=18720 --take care Always & Forever <3 Linda

    Ani Avatar Wilfred Ani
    Date: 9/15/2013 8:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda...............!!!! Will surely do!!!!! Great contest by the way!!!!!! Looking forward!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 9/1/2013 6:20:00 PM
    Lovely poem, well done!

    Ani Avatar Wilfred Ani
    Date: 9/4/2013 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks!
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 5:29:00 AM
    - Beautiful and deeply moving ... - Thank you, Wilfred. - Have a nice weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Ani Avatar Wilfred Ani
    Date: 9/4/2013 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks too for taking the time......! Hope to hear more of you