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A CRY IS HEARD poem

Story ID:4688
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2009
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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A Cry Is Heard

The plaintive wail of my heart
Wends into the night;
A sort of longing melancholy,
A sense of searching but not finding,
A form of serenity and isolationism.
The pity of it all strikes my heart anew
All that is past cannot be recovered;
My self-being quakes at this misfortune.

Lawrence Reynolds 1962
(pen name for Richard L. Provencher)

first published in Treasures of Parnassus
Best Poems of 1962 Volume Two
Young Publications
Appalachia, Virginia, USA