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An old man A Grumpy bitter old man Bitter face Red nose Wrinkled beady eyes Scruffy clothes his best attire Life has not been kind So his bitter words bite those around He lived alone, inside his madness Leave me be and go to hell His favorite expressions The phone rang one night late This is the Court sir, your brother’s son and family Have been in a terrible accident Only your niece of four survived When can you pick her up? The old man was in a daze What the hell was he being punished for now Keeping care of a dam kid What the bloody hell did he know about that? "Well sir, we will be expecting you tomorrow, 9am prompt please" Walking back to his flat, with a 4 year old girl in tow Well the neighbors gawked to say the least The poor little girl, tears and teddy, trying to keep up with grumpy Once inside his flat, he looked at her with disdain Said "Guess you be expecting some food or some such" She nodded, as sad as she was, she was indeed hungry He showed her the cupboard and fridge, milk and cereal in there Help yourself, and wash the dam dishes afterwards Don’t got no extra bed, so you sleep here on the couch She nodded silently, thinking the world truly must have ended Days, turned into weeks, turned into months This little girl complained not once All she could think of was her pain Mummy and daddy were in heaven where ever that was Why they left her was truly confusing Friday was her birthday She was sad and missing her family Getting ready, she went to the cupboard for dinner The old man said what the hell you doing that for? She shivered in fear, he was always so so so mad She apologies, sorry uncle Pete He replied you sit your self down right there And you be quiet you here? Then the lights all of sudden went out Bright tiny candles burned in the night The old man, said, is your birthday after all Hope you don’t mind these little cupcakes I got us here She looked at him with new eyes He turned, not quite smiling, no miracles just yet They ate in silence after which, he said good night and happy birthday The next morning even they really never talked Other than who does what chores Or how expensive she was to care for She asked out of the blue "Uncle, why do angels have wings?" In his usual grumpy way, he replied "So they get the hell away from us as fast as they can is why This world is no place for happiness or angels get used to that" She was taken back by his bitterness, still……… She replied, “but I dream on them looking over me uncle" Well he looked at her, and somewhat softly and with unusual kindness He answered her "that’s because you are one of them, a sweet little angel" She ran into his arms and gave him a big hug This was a very good thing. For then she could not see the single tear the dropped to the floor He actually hugged her back and with all of his heart That day, a day for most people that was a normal day Was for him and his little charge, a miracle A small loving child, held that secret key To opening an old mans heart

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Date: 2/22/2016 4:39:00 PM
You speak truth, you get truth. Your work is a blessing to those who read it. Thank you. Good job!
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arthur vaso
Date: 2/22/2016 9:57:00 PM
I thank you , very kind of you!
Date: 2/8/2016 6:27:00 AM
Heart touching poem. Brought tears to my eyes. Wonderful story excellently told..a fav:)
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Date: 2/8/2016 10:04:00 PM
Thank you, I really liked this one, so your comment is very much appreciated!
Date: 2/5/2016 3:46:00 AM
Very touching and cute too! :)
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Date: 2/6/2016 1:31:00 AM
Thank you kindly John.
Date: 2/4/2016 3:30:00 PM
What a heart you have Arthur. You are a wonderful soul. Creative. Descriptive and vivid images. Beautiful
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Date: 2/6/2016 1:31:00 AM
Thank you so much Kelli, very kind of you!
Date: 5/24/2015 8:50:00 PM
This is a touching story. The power of love speaks loud and clear. You skillfully told the story of how a little orphan girl literally change the heart of a grumpy old man. I'm glad I stopped by to view a gigantic 7 piece. Alexis
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Date: 2/6/2016 1:30:00 AM
I just read second post, you really are a very sweet person, thank you!
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Alexis Y.
Date: 10/11/2015 2:02:00 PM
Hi Arthur, did I tell you that this poem is one of my favorite poems . You are an amazing story teller, one of the best I've seen. I am so happy to have found your art:-) Alexis
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Date: 5/24/2015 8:53:00 PM
So very kind of you, thank you so much!!!! :)
Date: 5/11/2015 10:25:00 AM
Great imagery. A story that is told in the heart. Allan
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Date: 5/24/2015 8:52:00 PM
Thank you so much Allan, much appreciated!!!
Date: 5/8/2015 11:14:00 AM
A lovely and touching poem, Arthur! Yes, you are right...love sleeps but it never dies. I was hoping that it would have a happy ending, and you did not disappoint! #7 / paul
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Date: 5/8/2015 11:21:00 AM
Thank you Paul,yes not often I do that!!! LOL
Date: 5/6/2015 7:44:00 AM
Love is the key, faith is the test with mercy and grace the reward! A7 my friend!!!
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Date: 5/6/2015 5:43:00 PM
Thanks Robert!!!
Date: 5/6/2015 3:16:00 AM
So so beautiful. Children can win over grumpy hearts too, Congratulations. A richly deserving Poem of the Day.
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Date: 5/6/2015 5:43:00 PM
Thank you so much Nandita
Date: 5/6/2015 2:35:00 AM
Truly a fantastic piece of poetry... Congratulations Arthur... superb...
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Date: 5/6/2015 5:43:00 PM
Very nice of you too comment, thank you!
Date: 5/6/2015 2:22:00 AM
This Poem is mixed up with a bag of Emotions and it takes us to the scene of a different world...
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Date: 5/6/2015 5:42:00 PM
Thank you kindly Manjunath!
Date: 5/5/2015 11:46:00 PM
Wonderful story, Arthur, even grumpy people have hearts. Bless you and congratulations on Poem of the Day :~) so very well deserved.
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Date: 5/6/2015 5:41:00 PM
Thank you so much Eve, I hope Lucilla looked down upon us to come and read this one!! :)
Date: 5/5/2015 8:24:00 PM
So cool to see this achieve poem of the day Arthur! Congrats my friend.
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Date: 5/6/2015 5:40:00 PM
Thank you Richard, there is just so much inspiration here to draw upon!
Date: 5/5/2015 6:47:00 PM
Oh, Arthur, how I hoped his heart would grow kinder as the girl so needed his support. God bless you for showing us that even the grumpy people in this world can have tender moments. Very heartwarming! Love, carolyn
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arthur vaso
Date: 5/6/2015 5:39:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, I really appreciate your so kind words!
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 5/5/2015 6:48:00 PM
I see congrats are in order for poem of the day. Very deserving, Arthur!
Date: 5/5/2015 5:44:00 PM
I am not crying. There was a ninja chopping onion near my eyes. Such a sweet story in bitterness. Excellent writing again, Arthur :) Congrats for winning POTD
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arthur vaso
Date: 5/6/2015 5:44:00 PM
ahhhhh thank you Miriam! I had those same onions around as well!!
Date: 5/5/2015 3:22:00 PM
Congratulations Arthur for being honored with the Poem of the Day! Verlena
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Date: 5/6/2015 5:38:00 PM
Thank you Verlena!
Date: 5/5/2015 12:29:00 PM
Congratulations Arthur on POTD!! A quite moving and enchanting poem with a compelling message for all. Extraordinary Work!! A "7" + FAV!! Best Always, Gary
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Date: 5/5/2015 12:55:00 PM
Thank you very much Gary!
Date: 5/5/2015 11:31:00 AM
Magnifique...Félicitations!
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arthur vaso
Date: 5/5/2015 12:55:00 PM
Merci bien!!!!
Date: 5/5/2015 8:27:00 AM
Mr. Cowell caused me tears for two days in row! Congrats on your POTD! :)
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Date: 5/6/2015 5:45:00 PM
Thank you Kim, I will try and limit the tears for the next few days!!! :) Hugs
Date: 5/5/2015 8:02:00 AM
beyond beautiful, made me cry, congrats.
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Date: 5/5/2015 9:46:00 PM
Thank you so much Mary!!
Date: 5/5/2015 7:48:00 AM
Congrats on poem of the day - well worth a second read:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 5/5/2015 12:55:00 PM
Thank you Jan! hugs right back!
Date: 5/5/2015 7:26:00 AM
Arthur, congratulations on this poem being chosen as poem of the day and why not, it is so breathtaking beautiful in raw emotion, sad but with that awesome ending, I was riveted to each and every word from beginning to end, 7
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Date: 5/5/2015 12:54:00 PM
That is so sweet Broken Wings, I really touched by your nice comments and everyone's here!
Date: 5/5/2015 6:47:00 AM
You are taking over the poems of the days and weeks. Awesome you.
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Date: 5/5/2015 12:53:00 PM
Its the little capitalist inside of me, "take overs" LOL
Date: 5/5/2015 6:41:00 AM
...suddenly ..... I was here again :))) - Congratulation with p.o.t.d. !!!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/5/2015 12:53:00 PM
Thank you Anne Lise again!!! xxx
Date: 5/4/2015 12:11:00 PM
“ Love Sleeps, Never Dies ” What an epoch poem !!!, exposing the under belly of human nature, created by life’s adversities, and all that it takes to bring a man’s humanity back into his consciousness . Bill . ( B. J. “A” 2 )
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Date: 5/5/2015 12:51:00 PM
Thank you William! :)
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