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Homeless Oh, please, drop something in my cup, a bill or batch of change, to see me smile when I look fear with hope exchange. A homeless man surely I am, my fate did bad by me; I am not here to cheat or scam, I have no family. On me, this tattered coat, my home, will hug me to the end; cast out by fate and all alone...this cup, my only friend. Oh, please, just one coin in my cup, or maybe two or more, in trembling hands that I hold up, my begging eyes implore. You'll never know the intense pain of having hunger gnaw or have to sleep out in the rain or barnyard on the straw. To be looked at with such disgust by some who pass me by, and know there's no one I can trust beneath this lonely sky. Oh, please, drop something in my cup; assure my heart will beat; to see my eyes, with hope, tear up...perhaps today I eat. In past, my life was full of dreams, but path I could not find; no one to guide me so it future I was blind. And so I live my days and deal with each one as it comes, to walk the streets, to find a meal until my life succumbs. Sandra M. Haight ~3rd Place~ Contest: Screwed XV Sponsor: Rob Carmack Judged: 12/22/2016 Form: Iambic Heptameter - 14 syllables, 7 feet per line plus internal rhyme ~NA~ Premiere Contest: Being Homeless Sponsor: The Seeker Judged: 10/26/2016

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Date: 12/29/2016 5:34:00 PM
Congrats on your well deserved win, Sandra. Don't know how I missed this when you first posted it.
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Date: 12/29/2016 10:18:00 PM
Thank you again, Agnes, for your positive and encouraging comment. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 12/22/2016 8:42:00 PM
I have always respected your talent with meter and rhyme. Congrats.
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Date: 12/27/2016 7:34:00 PM
Thank you, Rob, for another fine contest to give our poems a second chance, and for my nice placement and kind remarks. Sandra
Date: 10/24/2016 5:50:00 PM
Yes Mrs Sandra, but for the grace of God it could be any of us. Very moving interpretation.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/24/2016 7:09:00 PM
Thank you once again, Daniel, for your visit and meaningful comments. Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 10/24/2016 10:58:00 AM
Very intense! Powerful and very well written. Good luck with the contest!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/24/2016 7:07:00 PM
Thank you very much, Heidi, for your visit and supportive comment! Much appreciated. Sandra