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I Saw a Man Once

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I Saw a Man Once Empty I Saw a Man Once

Post  mikeschultz on Thu Dec 06 2012, 19:25

His gaze reached into my bones
and touched and chilled the marrow.
I could see it in his eyes, the sorrow,
And the sadness that never atones.

Worn but clean, a blue flannel shirt,
Dark khaki corduroy trousers
And no socks in moccasin slippers,
He said, “I keep a garden to work the dirt,

To grow vegetables, flowers and herbs.
The miracle of life restores balance,
If but for a short while. It’s not by chance
This one ranges wide from the herds.”

He tried to smile and held out a can,
“Please, sir, can you spare some change?”


Michael Schultz © December 6, 2012 (0838)


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Post  Lucie on Fri Dec 07 2012, 10:49

oh, how humbling.. Like I like very much sir.x
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Post  mikeschultz on Sat Dec 08 2012, 06:00

Thank you, so much, Lucie. I enjoy knowing you read my poems, and I enjoy more the kind and gentle comments you share. May the Muse be with you.

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