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Pansy Carpenter

Did you dream of him, poor Pansy dear,
did you dream of him at night?
Is this what bid that lonely tear
on your pillowcase so white?

Two artists that once danced on high trapeze...
then fell to doom, his death a fate unkind.
All hope bereft, her sanity soon flees.
Life lingers on, enduring crippled mind.

In steel-toed boots and shabby overalls
she takes her toy red wagon for a stroll.
Young children run to hide inside their walls,
unable to divine her kindly soul.

Did you dream of him, poor Pansy dear,
in his spangled suit so bright,
his arms so strong, his breath so near
as you joined him in the light?

She buys some fruit to share while on her quest
with those the rich might think a waste of time.
But charity, like mercy, is twice blessed...
the seller's price is always just a dime.

Some cans, some wood, some soda bottle caps,
the woman gleans the cast-off rubble heap,
to build artful abodes from simple scraps
for those who have no other place to sleep.

Did you dream of him, poor Pansy dear,
did you dream of him last night?
When God called forth, your mind was clear
as you joined him in the light.

© May 7, 2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 3/28/2016 8:56:00 PM
Awesome win, Roy... Linda
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Date: 3/22/2016 4:23:00 AM
Greetings Roy. Congrats for your your awesome work's placement in the contest!!! ;-)
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Date: 8/17/2015 7:28:00 PM
Beautifully put together image of an interesting soul... This was a work of art!
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Date: 7/16/2015 7:23:00 PM
Another solid gold piece my friend. The message is clear, the write smooth and the inspiration simply glows! A7
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Date: 7/11/2015 8:08:00 PM
Your lyrical lines enchant the heart in this lovely yet poignant piece Roy. It is brillianly written! 7
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Date: 5/28/2015 12:15:00 PM
This poem is absolutely brilliant, Roy! I stand back in awe of it. A fave and a 7!
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Date: 5/25/2015 6:17:00 PM
I have read this before in its sonnet form. It was beautiful, but even more so now. If set to music, one can imagine the soulful melody behind the sad story.
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Date: 5/8/2015 9:45:00 AM
Simplified the words today, to be better suited to lyrics.
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Date: 5/7/2015 3:34:00 PM
Revised today from a sonnet to lyrics for a song.
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Date: 5/5/2015 2:26:00 PM
Roy, a captivating story told in the beauty of a sonnet most kind...
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Date: 5/4/2015 9:55:00 PM
G'day Roy... well written sonnet Roy, and even though sad, an interesting tale. Thank you Roy - Lindsay
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