Brian Garfield Morrison


Love Thy Neighbor


Next door I heard her arduously praying,
When appearing out of nowhere - a quiet gusting.
Shivering not; but caustiously aware of a presence,
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Inspired by the homeless and the indigent in the subways of NYC 'The least of these' of whom we walk by every single day.

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  • Silver Star - 7,768 Points Khalida Bano Ali (9/11/2014 10:36:00 PM)

    A heart touching poem, a nice poem of the day, congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,217 Points Neela Nath (9/11/2014 10:35:00 PM)

    I feel like this whenever I happen to cross any foot path at night.Heart-touching poem.Thank you and congrats! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,525 Points Darlene Walsh (9/11/2014 8:15:00 PM)

    I've walked by a few during my trips to NYC, although it's been a few years and I was young. I always felt sorry for them, wondering what their story was. I remember a young man playing a guitar and singing for change near the PATH train in the World Trade Center two weeks before 9/11. As I watched the towers fall on TV, over and over again, I wondered what had happened to him.
    I will remember your poem when I next return to NYC or any similar city. And I liked the last few lines, to receive a second chance is a great blessing.

    Darla :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,704 Points Terry Craddock (9/11/2014 7:09:00 PM)

    Unique in scope and dimension, adds layers of meaning and variation to the traditional love thy neighbour theme. Absolutely deserved a 10+. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,206 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/11/2014 10:55:00 AM)

    A great poem expressing the incidents of sadness, its beautiful images the poem is a success and full of truths in real life. I enjoyed as an ordinary reader. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,761 Points Mohammad Skati (9/11/2014 10:22:00 AM)

    It's a great poem that makes someone enjoys it fully. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Babatunde Aremu (9/11/2014 5:08:00 AM)

    Nice poem. We all need to 'feed our love'. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,196 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/11/2014 2:55:00 AM)

    The crown itself is beauty..morning show the day lovely (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,648 Points Chinedu Dike (9/11/2014 1:13:00 AM)

    The day of reckoning. A lovely piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,648 Points Chinedu Dike (9/11/2014 1:13:00 AM)

    The day of reckoning. A lovely piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 866 Points Liliana ~el (9/11/2013 10:46:00 PM)

    What. Deeply religious! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Kelvin Owusu (9/11/2012 10:14:00 PM)

    This is nicely written, great poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Dr Syed Anwar Yarkhan Jilani (9/11/2012 3:52:00 PM)

    Great going. Pure spiritualism. Wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 764 Points Leslie Philibert (9/11/2012 4:56:00 AM)

    Good story, good write (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,646 Points Clarence Prince (6/14/2012 2:33:00 PM)

    Oh God...have mercy on my soul Indeed a nice plea for mercy, Brian! Blessings! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 865 Points Godfrey Morris (5/17/2012 10:23:00 PM)

    Lovey poem telling a story. You have a great command of words. (Report) Reply



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