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The sickly old man

There once was a man who lay sick in bed He could not get up to reach his wooden-leg He had no maid or family to bid it So lived a lonely life he did His wife had died of slavery His heart did break in a thousand ways The reason he had no leg is a mystery.. The old man died sadly Myself did weep a bit For a sickly man should not die alone His only friend was me a little mouse with a family of three When he pleaded with me to fetch his leg I could not manage being so small He said ' it didn't matter anyway, he was sickly and only had a few hours to live' It was true that he did but myself did pray for his soul He was the kindest old man with his big heart of gold

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 3/16/2014 7:29:00 AM
Great story told in wonderful poetic fashion..Sara
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Date: 10/11/2013 1:53:00 PM
loved this write...TAH
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Date: 1/19/2013 4:51:00 PM
What a beautiful poem you have written here for us to read. This shows that you were born eith a good heart. An old man should not die alone, but a lot of them have, including an uncle of mine. thanks for sharing. Lucilla
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Date: 12/24/2012 7:28:00 PM
Someday in your time of need you will require a kindly deed. You will feel a loving touch and hear Thank you, Thank you very much. I did not give my thanks to thee though I remember explicitly the mouse's family, you and me. Then I slipped into eternity........ Merry Christmas, Sarah...... Jake
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Date: 11/7/2012 10:56:00 AM
S-W-E-E-T!!! Loved your little tale, dear Sarah! Love and hugs, Jack xox
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Date: 10/25/2012 9:54:00 AM
This poem is so touching. Only a very kind person could write it. With warmest wishes, Larisa
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Date: 10/15/2012 4:22:00 AM
nice write Sarah,that kind old man is now resting peacefully
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