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The Silent Neighbor

Updated on November 29, 2012

She sat outside the door
on a grate
at the top of the cement stairs.
With her back
against the brick wall.
Observing everyone
who walked by.

Never speaking,
but staring
with a sinister smirk
on her face.
Cigarette in hand
puffing away.
Brown stringy hair
and a harden face.

A look of disdain
for everyone
who walks by.

A sad piece of humanity.
Perhaps a hidden truth,
hold the key to her freedom.


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    • dailytop10 profile image

      dailytop10 5 years ago from Davao City

      Nicely done!

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      EskimoPie 5 years ago

      ...or perhaps she is the only one that sees society for what it really is, and the "sad piece of humanity" is actually the majority of humanity itself. I like this a lot--it's simple, but it makes you think about this woman, her past, and why she thinks like she does.

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      Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Love it!