SadSaw a lady huddled in a blanket sitting on the street
When the rain began she shivered and began to softly cry
I wanted to stop and say hi, what is making you so sad
but I didn't really want to hear the reason why.
I think I knew why she wept,
But I didnt want to hear whatever secrets she kept.
If she was I, I too would begin to cry.
The lameness of her feet were keeping her from standing
the pain in her joints was making her eyes well up
and the friends she had, now were abandoning.
I wanted to share my meagerness with her but coldness
crept into my soul and I knew that it wasn't me to be so kind.
A bitter thought crept in my sou
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then hangs it up to dry
on the wall
waiting for the suitors
lined up in the tenement
she answers the phone
but she doesn't get the call
she answers to her name
but doesn't understand
anything at all.