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The Hunchback

To a tattered-clothed monster, the city of lights looked so dim,
only stone-faced gargoyles never grimmaced at the sight of him,
everyday, with hideous cries of horror, voices rose and rang out,
it may have been his tears running down from the rainspout.

A human creature who can easily fit in with festivals of fools,
his grotesque, deformed face deemed unfit by society's rules,
while this toll reverberates within his ears, until torn apart,
a song, so beautiful, still plays from the depths of his heart.

People turn their gaze skyward to breathtaking cathedral towers,
where a lone, strong back peals the bells to pass by the hours,
a golden melody floats from the heavens to the town below,
his outward gentle nature only the gypsies and peasants know.

At night, he peacefully slumbers with a picturesque view of Paris,
for, in his dreams alone, no one could ever mock or embarrass,
wishes to dance, to taste the cuisine, in this sanctuary are hidden,
still he carries on a hope, a longing, for a freedom forbidden.


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  1. Date: 8/4/2015 9:48:00 PM

    Congrats on the win Kelly
  1. Date: 8/4/2015 8:50:00 AM

    Sad story; Beautiful poem
  1. Date: 8/4/2015 6:50:00 AM

    brilliant imagery Kelly - many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 8/4/2015 5:44:00 AM

    Hi Kelly....You chose a good subject for this theme...Awesome write...Congrats on a great win...hugs
  1. Date: 8/4/2015 1:02:00 AM

    Congrats on ur winning awesome write Kelly! Wonderful imagery!
  1. Date: 8/4/2015 12:29:00 AM

    Kelly, Congratulations, on your win in Debbie's contest. Love SKAT
  1. Date: 8/4/2015 12:14:00 AM

    A great write and full of feeling, Kelly. Congratulations on your win. Viv x
  1. Date: 8/3/2015 5:19:00 PM

    Very good descriptive work about the Hunchback..I enjoyed reading this very well composed work..Thanks for the visit to my page.Sara
  1. Date: 8/3/2015 12:33:00 AM

    Powerful well constructed, your write swims eloquence in the heart of the readers, I love how you penned it, it is lovely and excellence..............A.M.
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 5:15:00 AM

    Very well written poem Kelly. I wrote about the Hunchback of Notre Dame, not so long ago. A great write by you.
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 1:49:00 AM

    Beautifully crafted poem. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it. TFS
  1. Date: 8/1/2015 10:04:00 PM

    wow, Kelly is this for the Bells contest? My mind went to this ringer of the bells when I first saw the contest. Love your writing on this one.
  1. Date: 7/31/2015 12:17:00 AM

    Sounds like the hunchback of Notre Dame. You really wrote a good one this time! Peace and Love Matthew Anish
  1. Date: 7/30/2015 11:43:00 PM

    Amazing pen u hv Kelly, masterfully crafted poem! Why cant there be equality for all?
  1. Date: 7/30/2015 7:52:00 PM

    Very nice sympathetic story Kelly, well written, thanks for sharing xx Ian