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The Bridge

As the rain falls on my face I walk just a little faster. I'm hurrying to get home and get out of these wet clothes. I stop and look around before entering so I'm not seen and followed. Once in my little nest I strip off my wet things and get into dry clothes. I can hear the rumbling of cars as they race by on their way to wherever. I daydream about the young family that might be on their way home. I hum a little tune as I open a can of meaty dog food. The wind blows my hair back as I take a plastic fork and start to eat. I look up and read the graffiti someone had spray painted on concrete. A cold tear rolls down my cheek as more cars rumble overhead. I wipe away the tear and remind myself that my house is also a bridge. I tell myself that a bridge is just a way to get from one place to another. I cry. Written on 12/4/15

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Date: 3/7/2016 12:00:00 PM
Nice win...Linda
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Date: 1/14/2016 11:35:00 AM
#7 truly underrates this magnificent piece.. Absolutely brilliant
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Scott Williams
Date: 1/14/2016 8:46:00 PM
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your feedback on my work.
Date: 12/9/2015 8:35:00 PM
oh my that is so sad, and I too appreciate the symbolism of the bridge. A very thoughtful write!
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Date: 12/13/2015 8:31:00 AM
Thanks Andrea, for taking the time to read my work. I really appreciate your feedback on this.
Date: 12/4/2015 6:38:00 AM
Scott how symbolic the bridge is here. Intriguing and quite an open ended poem, However I like the detailed description of each scene.. the second stanza, that's really sad.. I see the person here who is somewhat living in the streets, his main home is just under the bridge.... nice one!~Olive Eloisa =`)
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Scott Williams
Date: 12/4/2015 6:48:00 AM
Thank you very much. I appreciate your feedback. It means a great deal to me.