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They found me in my dressing gown
About half a mile down the lane
Local youths are laughing at me
But yet still I feel no shame

Their stares are bouncing off me
Their words barely penetrate my ears
The cold weather, not my emotions
Is the reason for my tears

They found me in my dressing gown
I left my slippers by the front door
My bare feet have been torn to shreds
From broken bottles of the night before

New years eve celebrations
Chance for you all to begin again
I urge you to spend your time wisely
Love your family, love your friends

They found me in my dressing gown
A man in a white suit led me away
Asked me if I knew my address
Asked me if I knew my name

I did but I refused to tell him
I was a father, a husband, a son
But now I am nothing to no one
Now everyone has left me and gone

They found me in my dressing gown
Traced my footprints back to my front door
No signs of foul play were evident
Conspicuous was my homes candour

Everything was in its right place
Family photos on the mantel piece
Seven places set at the dinner table
But no one present for this half eaten feast
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:iconnightlynxness:
nightlynxness Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Heartbreakingly lovely, I can just imagine how lonely he feels *sighs*
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   General Artist
glad I managed to get the feelings and emotions across :) thanks so much for all the comments and faves by the way!
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:iconnightlynxness:
nightlynxness Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Haha, you're welcome! It's been a long while since I've been on DA, was working through tons of deviations. I had to leave your stack for the last, you know, save the best for last ;D
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   General Artist
:D aww you're going to make me blush lol
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Vegetabelle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
When I read this it just sounded so magical. you're word choice is impeccable!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
thats a huge compliment coming from you :)
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Vegetabelle Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
oh ha ha! Stop you'll make me blush. :iconblushplz:
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sorrowenhope Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so sad...but beautiful nonetheless. :')
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
:) i am glad it touched you. thank you for your comment :)
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MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Writer
beautiful!
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