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I've felt this way countless times, So confused and alone with no one to help. For long hours I sat dejected, Moping as if in solitary confinement. I wallowed in the fog of depression, Unable to see what stood before me. All my relatives had disappeared, Some to foreign lands, others dead and buried. How could I break the spell That leads towards a happier life? O Lord what have you done to me? That’s when I heard the toll of muffled bells, A soft, happy though repetitive motive. Happy memories of old melodies surfaced From the dull corridors of my confused mind. I dressed and like a zombie drove to the small chapel. I wondered what I was doing there. What could I do in an almost empty church? I sat in an old pew and looked around. A handful of women sat hunched down. It was the end of service or whatever it was. The woman filed out silently. Except one, a young red-haired woman Who sat stiff and looking nowhere. Suddenly she left the chapel and hurried off. I followed and saw her slip in the pathway. She felt faint and somehow I got her to ER. Strange she had no one to take care of her. Two lonely souls in a smelly hospital. I took her hand and vowed: I’ll take care of her myself.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 5/6/2021 5:43:00 AM
I am enjoying your work as I find a consistent quality and precision within it, drawing me to reflect on inconsistencies which I sometimes allow to flow within mine. Darrell
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Date: 5/5/2021 6:08:00 PM
Such a sad poem, my friend, but very consoling. Enjoyed reading I hope you are doing well. Hugs Eve
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Date: 5/4/2021 7:24:00 AM
WoW! Victor, You sure know how to tell a good story. The answers to prayers can come in the most unexpected way. That's what happened when these two lonely souls met. Excellent job
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Date: 5/3/2021 6:04:00 PM
That’s a charming tale Victor. There’s always someone out there who needs a friend and who knows when or where a meeting of lonely hearts will end… Belle
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Date: 5/2/2021 10:22:00 PM
All the answers are with God. What a beautiful tale, with a satisfying, touching ending. Best of wishes. :)
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Date: 5/2/2021 1:02:00 PM
Lovely poem of the possibility of love at any moment. Who knows what lies around the corner? Have a great day my friend.
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Date: 5/2/2021 12:52:00 PM
WoW! What a wonderful piece. God answered your prayers. We are happiest when we feel needed by someone and we feel we are serving a purpose. Great stuff here. God Bless, JB
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Date: 5/2/2021 8:45:00 AM
God is concerned about your well-being as a result of your concern for others. Victor, you've written a powerful poem. Maintain your generosity, as you are a real and nobleman.
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Date: 5/2/2021 8:26:00 AM
You have a kind heart, Victor, the Lord led you there to help her:) very well penned:)
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Date: 5/2/2021 6:47:00 AM
When you care for others you are taken care of by God... A beautiful story with a message Victor.. God bless.. ~ Ani
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Date: 5/2/2021 5:00:00 AM
My favorite line in this heartwarming poem, "From the dull corridors of my confused mind" A very vivid image for someone like me who suffers with depression. Have a top shelf day old friend.
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Date: 5/2/2021 4:44:00 AM
A story of humanity at its best-- told expertly, as always, Victor. A great illustration of how prayers are answered.
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Date: 5/2/2021 3:41:00 AM
Hopefully it lead to an everlasting friendship and maybe more. Tom
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Date: 5/2/2021 2:16:00 AM
beautiful empathetic sentiment!
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Date: 5/2/2021 1:30:00 AM
Sweetness in the moment. Blessings, dear friend!
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