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Title: Sonnet: "Outcast"
Author: Ngoc Nguyen
Date Submitted: 1/4/2018
Email: ngoc.m.nguyen@cox.net

Poem: Like Frankenstein I, too, am loathed to death;
I walk this earth devoid of friend and hearth,
devoid of joy from the time of my birth
and from the first draw of my infant's breath.
An outcast and a pariah among
the friended, I exist without the mirth
and glee of those born of more cheerful worth,
esteem and prize — O would that I belong!
Still, I am loved of my dear family
and most loved friends, my books, and by my God
and e'en by my most oft-read poetry.
These things I cherish, honor, and must laud
with gratitude and thanks religiously
and be content as worms in blesséd sod....