None Of My Business

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taken from my book, "I Gotta Find My Mind"

None Of My Business


"It's NOT FAIR!!!!!"

I heard being shouted


It was a woman in distress

Her complexion was pale

__like the moon

She had been shooting up

__for a long time

She banged on a door

And the door did not respond

Now she curls up into a ball


__she cries

And all I can think

__was that I was glad she wasn't mine

She would be far too great

__of a responsibility

I asked, "are you O.K.?

__what's wrong?"

She said "this asshole took my purse!"

A fix is what she wanted


I can remember that kind of pain in my life

"Well, maybe he just doesn't want you to use"

"What are you talking about?!"

"I'm not blind

I can see the holes in your arms"

"That's none of your business!"

The door opens

She gets up and goes inside

I never knew what else happened after that

I don't think I reached her that day

I left to my room

I was forced to let it go

And turn it over to my Higher Power

It really isn't any of my business

__it's true

So there's nothing I can do

I did my part

And if she falls apart in life

And if she dies not living right

All I can say is that "I tried"


10-09-'16 #4

D. L. Cannon

Submitted: October 11, 2016

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Ronald Lee Bunch

Another excellent poem. I'll share it to FB.

Fri, October 14th, 2016 6:59am


Thank you! I can hardly remember the last time some one wanted to share my work on FB! That means a lot to me!

Sun, October 16th, 2016 2:03pm

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