Everyone Has A Story

Woman cryingI’m riding the train ~
Listening unwillingly ~
To overheard slices of
Other people’s lives ~

Hearing a painful
Private conversation ~
Played out in the
Only time he can make
His collect phone call ~

I learn against my will ~
That ‘cause of him she’s
Out six thousand bucks ~
And her ten year old
Dog is dying ~

Her weeping breaks
My heart ~ and she
Will never know ~

My stop is next and
As I rise to leave ~
I touch her shoulder ~
Lean down to whisper ~
I will pray for your dog ~

She looks into my eyes
With her suffering own ~
And for that moment
She is my sister ~

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Everyone Has A Story, 10.0 out of 10 based on 7 ratings

About the Author:

Born in a small, Illinois log cabin. No, that won't work. The pampered only child of incredibly wealthy parents. No, that doesn't fly either. Raised by French nuns after her aristocratic parents were beheaded. No, that's been done! An East Coast transplant to the Pacific Northwest, this notoriously late bloomer began her new life with a new career as a writer and blogger. She has taken to both the new location and the career move like a duck to water. Writing for Expats Post is a new adventure, and our intrepid risk-taker is diving in, feeling right at home with so many old friends.
Reached for comment she replied, "Okay, I wrote my bio, may I Please go out and play?"
We expect great, or perhaps merely more coherent, things from this writer. (Okay, that's a wrap. What a wacko!)

  • Larry Conley

    Superbly human and truly humane poetry! Thank you, Melody.

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    • Melody Haislip

      Larry, thank you so much. This is a true story, just one of many vignettes from my travels. The stories are always out there, and we have so much more in common than we think.

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      • Larry Conley

        You have been travelling the country planting little bits of kindness where you go for a good while. That is something to be proud of.

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        • Larry, my travels are more like the little lady in my avatar to the left. I have been given a helping hand in my time, and I have had my pain shared. I’m just doing what my heart tells me. Thank you for your encouraging words.

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  • Theresa H Hall

    As usual you painted the scene and it touched my heart when you showed her compassion and love. Well done you!

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    • Theresa, thank you. I’m sure you’d have said or done something, too. 🙂

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  • Garry Crystal

    Great poem written by a perceptive and caring lady. The fact that it comes from true life makes all the more poignant.

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    • Garry, I’m glad you liked it. Thank you so much for stopping by. Take care of yourself.

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  • Anya

    A beautiful snapshot of the definition of ‘grace.’ <3

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