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Sweeps Her Broom

Weaving the literary loom Words marry, blends warp and weft; Fell in love a splendid groom Soon his death leaves her bereft, In haste writes of worldly broom. She wrote of flame on chilly nights Old men reliving the war; Victims all of infinite fights Witness the scars on faces they wore How they jest to shroud phobic plights. Life began a thread from the womb Now her misdeed that of old? She sits in her lonely room Case of dementia, we are told A silhouette of life’s long bloom. © Harry J Horsman 2022

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Date: 11/18/2022 4:36:00 AM
Alzheimer's or dementia is a sad way to go, but they say that the person who is living in it doesn't know what is going on just the family who are heartbroken. One of the saddest things about it is that it is no respecter of persons because it effects rich, poor, young, old, male, female and all races. It is good that she could weave those words in her lifetime though. Thanks for sharing this one and for dropping by my page. Sara
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Date: 10/27/2022 9:30:00 AM
Fabulous poem, traumatic ending. Love that last line Harry. hugs, Linda
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Date: 10/27/2022 9:20:00 AM
Nice Quintain, Harry. A very sad poem though. We all must come and go. Have a great week my friend! Bill
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Date: 10/24/2022 10:14:00 AM
WOW this is excellent, awesome poetry which only Harry Horseman can write. this poem is certainly a winner for it is written with the knowledge and ability of a poet whose poems are all mesmeric. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 10/19/2022 6:41:00 PM
Harry, you did an excellent job. I really liked the flow of your poem, which painted such a horrible image yet did it in such a lovely way. The story comes to a tragic but realistic finale.
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Date: 10/19/2022 1:17:00 PM
such a tragic picture but so beautifully portrayed.
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Date: 10/19/2022 11:19:00 AM
Enjoyed the flow of your poem--expertly done, Harry. Sad ending--but true to life.
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Date: 10/19/2022 10:58:00 AM
Sad to see folk's fade away with that condition Harry, its like they're already gone. Tom
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Date: 10/19/2022 10:15:00 AM
Alas my wife had dementia. But she died from a heart attack. Beautiful poetry.
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Date: 10/19/2022 9:19:00 AM
Beautifully penned and so very sad Harry ….dementia is such an unkind cruel condition for the person who has it and their loved ones. Debx
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Date: 10/19/2022 10:15:00 AM
I know what dementia is. Terrible disease. Victor